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Droptables: Excel and Google Sheets Sync

1. Excel file import

At any tables, you can import an Excel file from your PC.  First, you should go to Menu Import & Sync > Excel file buttonthen click on Select Excel file button to pick an Excel file from your PC.




Before importing the file, you can select an option to import Data only or Data + styles.




2. Sync a table with an Excel file data

It is possible to run a synchronization between a table you've created and an Excel file located on your server (anywhere). After creating a new table or going to an existing table. Navigate to the Menu Import & Sync > Excel file button, then a popup window will appear.




On clicking on the Browse Server button, you'll be able to select an Excel anywhere on your server, where it's a file uploaded through the media manager (/images folder).




Once your Excel file is linked to the table, you can hit the Fetch data button to import data from the Excel file.




Note: Only the data will be taken from Excel, not the styles, so the global style of your table will remain untouched on import.


3. Synchronization with Google Sheets

Droptables offers a Google Sheets synchronization possibility. Your Google Sheets need to be "published to the web" to be synchronized. First, open your sheet from Google Drive and publish it as web page using the File menu.




On the Publish to the web pop-up, click on Publish button and confirmation to make sure you want to do it. Then, you will get access to Google Sheets file link, copy this link.




After that, back to the plugin and navigate to Menu Import & Sync, click on Google Sheets button. Then paste the URL into Spreadsheet link field and click on Fetch data button.




Note: When you import excel files or sync data from Google sheet, the link will be valid if you use the function: =HYPERLINK()
E.g:  =HYPERLINK("", "Joomunited")
The data synchronization is unidirectional, transferring from Google Sheets to Droptables.

4. Automatic Excel and Google Sheets sync

Above the file link you can also activate an automatic data synchronization. Droptables will fetch the data automatically at a regular interval.




The synchronization delay can be set in the Droptables configuration.