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

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 Google Drive.
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Get table from Google Sheet
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Find all links in text
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Create QR-Code
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Upload file to Google Drive
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How does this automation work?

Creating QR codes for a list of URLs can enhance the accessibility and engagement of your content, especially for marketing materials, event check-ins, or resource sharing. With Bardeen, this process is simplified by automating the creation of QR codes directly from a Google Sheets list and saving them to Google Drive, eliminating the need for manual entry or multiple tools.

Here is how this workflow transforms links in Google Sheets into QR codes in your Google Drive:

  • Step 1: Retrieve Links from Google Sheets - Bardeen fetches the content from a specified Google Sheets document, transforming it into a table to work with.
  • Step 2: Extract Column with Links - From the table obtained, Bardeen selects the column that contains the list of URLs you want to convert into QR codes.
  • Step 3: Generate QR codes - Each URL from the column is then used to create a unique QR code.
  • Step 4: Save QR codes to Google Drive - Once the QR codes are created, they're automatically uploaded to a specified folder in your Google Drive for easy access and organization.
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How to run the workflow

Looking to streamline the tedious process of generating QR codes for a plethora of links in your Google Sheets? Enter a dynamic playbook designed to do the heavy lifting without breaking a sweat. 

No need to manually create each QR code; just compile your list of links in a Google Sheets column, and watch as this automation swiftly transforms them into a battalion of QR codes. The best part? They're neatly organized and stashed away in your Google Drive for easy access. 

Whether you're orchestrating event logistics or managing an extensive digital portfolio, this playbook quietly becomes your behind-the-scenes hero, turning a cumbersome task into a seamless, efficient operation. Let your QR codes multiply effortlessly, leaving you more time for strategic endeavors.

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 Google Drive 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 Google Drive folder to save the QR codes.

Click on “Save Input” and checkmark the column name, Google Drive 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 Google Drive

To create QR codes from the links in your Google Sheet, activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) 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 Google Drive 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 Google Drive, 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 Google Drive
Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Google Drive
Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Google Drive
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Triggers
When new row is appended or changed
When new row is appended or changed
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Get table from Google Sheet
Get table from Google Sheet
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Add text to Google Sheet
Add text to Google Sheet
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Share Google Drive file
Share Google Drive file
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Clear Google Sheet
Clear Google Sheet
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Create Google Sheet
Create Google Sheet
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Move Google Drive file
Move Google Drive file
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Add data to sheet tab
Add data to sheet tab
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When row changes
When row changes
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When row is added to Google Sheet
When row is added to Google Sheet
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