Google Sheets Integration

Integrate Paperform with Google Sheets

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    Unlock the full potential of data collection and management by integrating Paperform with Google Sheets. Combining Paperform's versatile form-building capabilities with the real-time collaboration and intelligent features of Google Sheets empowers you to streamline workflows, automate data entry, and enhance analysis. Whether you're creating detailed surveys, scheduling events, or managing bookings, this integration ensures seamless data transfer to Sheets, where it can be securely accessed, shared, and manipulated using powerful tools like Connected Sheets for BigQuery analysis. Embrace the synergy between Paperform's ease of use and Sheets' robust functionality to elevate your data-driven decision-making.

    On this page, we'll cover the strategic advantages of integrating Paperform with Google Sheets, outlining the prerequisites for setting up this powerful connection. We will guide you through the steps to integrate Paperform with Google Sheets, delve into practical use cases for leveraging this integration, provide assistance for troubleshooting common issues, and answer frequently asked questions about the integration process. Discover how to maximize efficiency and unlock insights by connecting your digital forms with one of the most versatile spreadsheet tools available.

    Reasons to Integrate Paperform with Google Sheets

    • Allows users to connect their Paperform forms with Google Sheets, creating a seamless data collection and management process.
    • Adds rows to Google Sheets automatically when forms are submitted, ensuring the data is captured instantly and accurately.
    • Keeps spreadsheets up-to-date with the latest data from forms, eliminating manual data entry and the potential for errors.
    • Direct integration facilitates a straightforward setup process without needing additional software or coding knowledge.
    • Enables the mapping of form data to specific columns in Google Sheets, offering flexibility in how data is organized.
    • Provides a variety of actions that can be tailored to different use cases, enhancing the functionality of the data management process.
    • Allows for the modification of Google Sheets by adding, removing, or rearranging columns to fit evolving data requirements.
    • Includes the ability to perform tests to preview how form data will populate in Google Sheets, ensuring data integrity before going live.

    Setting Up Integration Between Paperform and Google Sheets

    To establish a seamless integration between Paperform and Google Sheets, users should prepare their environment and follow a series of steps. This integration enables the automatic addition of new rows in Google Sheets when a form is submitted, along with the capability to map form answers to specific spreadsheet columns. It is recommended to configure the Google Sheet prior to finalizing the integration and to run tests to ensure that data populates correctly.

    1. Navigate to the "After Submission" > "Integrations & Webhooks" section in the Paperform Form Editor.
    2. Select "Google Sheets" under the "Direct Integrations" heading to begin the connection process.
    3. From the dropdown list, choose the desired action you want to perform with the integration.
    4. Click on "Add Account +" to link your Google Sheets account to Paperform.
    5. Prepare the Google Sheet by creating columns that correspond to the form answers you wish to capture.
    6. Utilize the dropdown menus to map the form answers to the appropriate columns in your sheet.
    7. If the columns do not appear, click "Refresh" to update the column list.
    8. Conduct a test of the integration by clicking the "Send Test" button to visualize how the data will appear in Google Sheets.
    9. Once satisfied with the setup, finalize the integration by clicking "Finish Setup".

    Integrating Paperform with Google Sheets

    Integrating Paperform with Google Sheets can be accomplished in a few direct and flexible ways, catering to various use cases. This integration allows for the automated mapping of form submission data to a Google Sheet, making data management and analysis more efficient. The process is straightforward and can be configured to best suit your workflow needs.

    Using "After Submission" to Integrate

    To begin the integration process, navigate to the "After Submission" section found within the Form Editor. From here, you can access "Integrations & Webhooks" where you can select "Google Sheets" listed under "Direct Integrations". This section allows you to set up the integration and specify how Paperform submissions will interact with your Google Sheets.

    Connecting and Configuring Your Google Sheets Account

    Once you've accessed the Google Sheets integration, you can connect a Google Sheets account by clicking "Add Account +". Follow the prompts to authorize the connection between Paperform and Google Sheets. After connecting, you'll have the option to choose the specific document, sheet, and worksheet to which you want to add data. Use the + sign to map specific answers to the columns in your sheet and ensure that the data populates as desired. You can also perform tests to see how the data will populate before finalizing the setup.

    Customizing Data Mapping and Actions

    With the integration in place, you have the flexibility to add, remove, or rearrange columns in the sheet to fit your data requirements. The Google Sheets integration offers a number of different actions that you can choose from a dropdown list, ensuring that the integration's behavior aligns with your unique use case. Once you've mapped the data and chosen your actions, you can finalize the integration by clicking "Finish Setup".

    Managing Integration Connections

    After integrating Paperform with Google Sheets, it's important to note that you can manage your connected accounts. If necessary, you can remove or rename the Google Sheets account in the account settings. Be aware that making changes to the connected Google Sheets account will affect any forms that are using this integration connection.

    Alternative: Using Sourcetable

    For those looking for an alternative to direct integration, Sourcetable offers a solution that syncs live data from almost any app or database, including Paperform. This can be a powerful tool for users requiring advanced data manipulation and analysis, beyond the capabilities of the direct Paperform and Google Sheets integration.

    Common Use Cases

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      Collecting rsvps for an event and automatically adding each submission as a new row in a google sheet
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      Conducting a survey and mapping each answer to specific columns in a google sheet for easy analysis
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      Managing order forms for a small business and adding new orders to a google sheets document for inventory tracking
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      Gathering registration details for a workshop and adding participant information to a google sheet for attendee management
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      Receiving applications for a job opening and organizing the applicants responses in a google sheet for review

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I connect Google Sheets to Paperform?

    You can connect Google Sheets to Paperform through the 'After Submission' > 'Integrations & Webhooks' menu in the Form Editor, where you can add a Google Sheets account by clicking 'Add Account +'.

    Can I map form data to specific columns in Google Sheets?

    Yes, Paperform's Google Sheets integration allows you to map data to specific columns in the sheet.

    What happens when a form is submitted in terms of Google Sheets integration?

    When a form is submitted, Paperform's Google Sheets integration can add a new row to the specified Google Sheets document.

    How can I test if my Google Sheets integration is working correctly with Paperform?

    You can test your Google Sheets integration by clicking the 'Send Test' button, but ensure that the data used for testing is from a recent submission.

    What should I do if I encounter issues with the Google Sheets integration?

    If you encounter issues with the integration, you can disconnect and then reconnect the Google Sheets integration to resolve them.


    Integrating Paperform's versatile online form capabilities with the collaborative and intelligent features of Google Sheets empowers users to streamline their data collection and analysis processes. With the ability to create a variety of forms and connect with over 2,000 apps, Paperform enhances productivity and automation, especially when combined with Sheets' real-time collaboration, security, and advanced data analysis features such as Connected Sheets for BigQuery. However, if you're looking for a unified solution that simplifies your workflow without the need for integration, consider using Sourcetable. Sign up for Sourcetable to get started and experience a seamless blend of data management and analysis all in one place.

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