Importing your Google Sheets data

You can plug your data from Google Sheets into Stacker and use it to power your apps. Before connecting your Google Sheet to Stacker, you should check that it is formatted suitably. We'll take you through this below.

Supported worksheet format

First, ensure that your Google Sheets are formatted for Stacker.
Specifically, Stacker requires that:

  • Column headings are in Row 1
  • The first column is in Column A
  • The first data row starts in Row 2

If you have some additional content in the header or side of your Worksheet, you will need to remove this before proceeding.


Stacker doesn't currently support merged cells. If you have merged cells in your Worksheets remove them before continuing.

Google Sheets example
An example of a correctly formatted sheet

Note: All the worksheets (tabs) in your Google Sheet will be imported. You can choose to turn some off later.

Connecting to your sheet

Once you are confident your data is formatted suitably, either create a new app, or choose to add a new data connection to an existing app.

Then follow this step-by-step guide to connect your Google Sheet to Stacker

1. Name your data connection

We recommend you give your data connection the same name as the Sheet you're connecting to. This is because you can connect to multiple data sources in Stacker and this should help you manage the connections.

2. Connect to you Google account

If you haven't already, login to your Google account and select 'Allow' to grant Stacker access to your Sheets.

3. Select the Sheet you want to import to Stacker

Once your Google account is successfully connected, go to 'Select Sheet' to choose the Sheet you want to connect to your Stacker app.


You'll notice that a new column has been added into your Google Sheet called '🔒 Stacker ID'. This ID allows Stacker to communicate with your Google Sheet and shouldn't be deleted or edited.


A final note: once you've imported your data you need to avoid moving the data in the cells around as this will cause the break the connection with your Stacker app. If you need to add new columns, or reorder your existing columns, you'll need to do this by inserting columns, or dragging your existing columns.

Next steps

Once your connection is complete:

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