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Easy Excel to Google Sheets Import Guide - 3 Methods

Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

Import Excel files into Google Sheets using direct import, conversion in Google Drive, or automatic settings for seamless collaboration and accessibility.

Choose the method that best fits your needs for a hassle-free data transfer experience.

Streamline your workflow and ensure your Google Sheets data is always up-to-date by automating the import process with Bardeen.

How to Import Excel into Google Sheets

Importing Excel files into Google Sheets allows for enhanced collaboration and accessibility. There are several methods to achieve this, each suitable for different scenarios and user preferences.

Direct Import Method

To import an Excel file directly into Google Sheets:

  1. Go to Google Sheets and open a new or existing spreadsheet.
  2. Click File then Import.
  3. Select the Excel file you wish to import and click Select.
  4. Choose an import option:
    • Create new spreadsheet
    • Insert new sheet(s)
    • Replace spreadsheet
  5. Click Import data.
  6. If prompted, click Open now.

This method allows you to import data without altering the original Excel file.

Did you know? You can automate the import of Excel into Google Sheets with Bardeen, saving you time and ensuring your data is always current. Download the Bardeen app to get started.

Converting Excel Files within Google Drive

To convert an Excel file to Google Sheets format directly from Google Drive:

  1. Upload the Excel file to Google Drive.
  2. Double-click the file to preview it.
  3. At the top, click Open with Google Sheets.
  4. Go to File then Save as Google Sheets.

This will create a new Google Sheets file in your Drive while keeping the original Excel file unchanged.

Automatic Conversion Settings

To set Google Drive to automatically convert all uploaded Excel files to Google Sheets:

  1. In Google Drive, click on Settings (gear icon).
  2. Under General, find Convert uploads and turn it on.

This setting converts all future Excel uploads into Google Sheets format, simplifying the process.

Explore how to automate Google Sheets for more efficiency and check out our Google Sheets automations to see what's possible!

Sharing and Downloading in Excel Format

If you need to share a Google Sheets file in Excel format:

  1. Open the Google Sheets file.
  2. Click File, then Email as attachment.
  3. Select Microsoft Excel under Attach as.
  4. Enter the recipient's details and send.

To download a Google Sheets file in Excel format:

  1. Open the Google Sheets file.
  2. Click File, then Download, and select Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).

These options allow you to easily share or save your Google Sheets work in Excel format.

Discover useful Google Sheets addons to enhance your productivity and learn more about Google Sheets automation with Bardeen.

Automate Google Sheets Updates with Bardeen

While importing Excel into Google Sheets can be done manually, automating this process can save you a significant amount of time, especially if you're dealing with frequent updates or multiple files. Automating with Bardeen not only streamlines the process but also ensures that your data is always up-to-date without the need for manual intervention.

Here are a few examples of how you can automate tasks related to Google Sheets using Bardeen's playbooks:

  1. Copy a newly created Asana task to Google Sheets: This playbook automates the transfer of newly created tasks in Asana directly into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, ensuring that your project management and tracking are seamless.
  2. Enrich email contacts and save to Google Sheets: Automatically enrich your email contact lists with additional information and save them to Google Sheets, enhancing your marketing or outreach efforts.
  3. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: Perfect for development teams, this playbook automates the copying of Github issues into a Google Sheets document, simplifying issue tracking and project management.

These playbooks demonstrate the power of automation in managing and updating Google Sheets, allowing you to focus on more strategic tasks.

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