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Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Dropbox

This playbook will mass create QR codes from a list of links in a Google Sheets column. It will then save the QR codes to Dropbox.
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Get table from Google Sheet
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Get column from table
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Find all links in text
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Create QR-Code
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Upload file to Dropbox
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How does this automation work?

Bardeen's automation playbook for creating QR codes from a list of links in Google Sheets enables effortless transition from digital content to a physical medium. Often used in marketing materials, event management, or even personal organization, QR codes connect users to digital resources with a simple scan. This playbook automates the conversion of URLs into QR codes and then organizes them in Dropbox for easy access and distribution.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating QR codes for Google Sheets links and saving them to Dropbox:

  • Step 1: Retrieve data from Google Sheets - Bardeen fetches the entire table from a specified Google Sheet, where your list of links is organized.
  • Step 2: Extract the links column - It isolates the column that contains the URLs from the table obtained in the previous step.
  • Step 3: Find all links - This command parses through the text to find all the links that need to be converted into QR codes.
  • Step 4: Create QR codes - Bardeen generates a QR code for each link found in the column from your Google Sheet.
  • Step 5: Save QR codes to Dropbox - Finally, each QR code is uploaded to a specified Dropbox folder for storage and sharing.
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How to run the workflow

Tired of the never-ending task of individually converting a slew of links into QR codes, one after another, in your Google Sheets? The repetition is enough to make anyone yearn for a simpler solution. 

Enter a dynamic playbook that takes your list of links, stationed in a Google Sheets column, and effortlessly transforms them into a battalion of QR codes. What's more, it smartly archives them in your Dropbox for convenient retrieval. Say goodbye to the tedium of manual labor, freeing up your time for more impactful pursuits. 

Whether you're managing an extensive digital portfolio or orchestrating a streamlined marketing campaign, this playbook is your covert companion, making QR code generation an efficient and stress-free process.

Let’s set it up!

Step 1: Create a Google Sheets spreadsheet

The first step is to create the Google Sheets spreadsheet with the column of the links that you want to create QR codes for. Take note of your column name, you will need this when setting up the playbook.

Step 2: Install the extension and run the playbook

You will be redirected to install the browser extension when you run it for the first time. Bardeen will also prompt you to integrate Dropbox and Google Sheets, if you haven’t done so already.

Click the “Pin it” button at the top of this page to get this automation saved to your Playbooks.

Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and click on the playbook card. The setup flow will start. 

You will be asked to specify the Google Sheet spreadsheet and the column that contains the links. For our example, the columns name is “Links”.

Bardeen will also ask you to specify the Dropbox folder to save the QR codes.

Click on “Save Input” and checkmark the column name, Dropbox and the column that contains the links. This will save you time from setup in the future.  You can edit Inputs later by hovering over the playbook. 

Step 3: Run the playbook to create QR codes from a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Dropbox

To create QR codes from the links in your Google Sheet, activate Bardeen (or hit OPTİON + B) and run this playbook. It will create a QR code pointing to each link in the specified column and save the codes to the specified Dropbox folder.

This automation is fantastic for event organizers who can compile all relevant links in a Google Sheets column and efficiently generate QR codes. These codes, neatly stored in Dropbox, simplify attendee access, enhancing the overall event experience.

Digital marketers can leverage the playbook to convert campaign URLs into QR codes. This streamlined process facilitates the distribution of promotional material, ensuring a seamless and uniform user experience.

Teachers can compile a list of educational links in a Google Sheets column and utilize the playbook to generate QR codes. This approach simplifies content distribution, allowing students to effortlessly access relevant materials for enhanced learning.

You can also edit the playbook and add your next action to further customize the automation.

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Available actions & triggers

Apps:
Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Dropbox
Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Dropbox
Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Dropbox
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Actions
Triggers
Create new spreadsheet tab
Create new spreadsheet tab
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Update or add rows in/to a tab
Update or add rows in/to a tab
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When row changes
When row changes
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Add text to Google Sheet
Add text to Google Sheet
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Add rows to Google Sheet
Add rows to Google Sheet
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When new row is appended or changed
When new row is appended or changed
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Upload file to Dropbox
Upload file to Dropbox
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When file is added to or modified in Dropbox
When file is added to or modified in Dropbox
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Get table from Google Sheet
Get table from Google Sheet
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Add data to sheet
Add data to sheet
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