How to Connect Google Sheets to SQL Server
Microsoft and Google are big rivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to pick sides. Many organizations use software from both companies, including Microsoft SQL Server and Google Sheets. Exchanging the data between them helps create impressive reports and visuals for presentations.
While connecting both data tools isn’t supported by default, we’ll present five software solutions in this article that make them work together. Hopefully, you’ll find one that’s perfect for your organization.
Choosing the Right Software
There are many third-party solutions for connecting Google Sheets and the Microsoft SQL Server. They’re all straightforward to use and implement as they require no coding and programing. However, keep in mind their key differences:
- Two-way syncing – If you need to move the data to Google Sheets and then send it back to Microsoft SQL Server, you’ll require a two-way syncing solution.
- Integration – Every software solution supports tens or even hundreds of integrations beyond Google Sheets and SQL Server. More productive integration options are more expensive.
- Company size – Some solutions are ideal for startups, while the others are optimized for companies with 100 employees or more.
Here are five top perfoming software tools that will integrate Google Sheets with Microsoft SQL Server.
SeekWell lets you send the data from Microsoft SQL Server to Google Sheets but also supports other databases, including MySQL, RedShift, Snowflake, and Postgres. It also supports querying CSV, Google Sheets, and Excel as if they are SQL tables. SeekWell can be scheduled to run queries to anywhere from five minutes to daily. This is one of the better solutions if you’re a product or data analyst and need to automate repost in Google Sheets to share with other team members. You can get Seekwell for free, but that version is limited to three users, and you need to run updates manually. The recommended Team version is priced $300/month but supports an unlimited number of users and 10,000 automated runs. Plus, SeekWell offers a 14 day trial for every release.
Zapier integrates a wide range of productivity and business apps and supports the connection between Google Sheets and Microsoft SQL Server. This tool creates Zaps, which are automations. Every zap allows you to combine multiple apps and actions. This tool is straightforward to use as it doesn’t require writing lines of code. The only downside is that Zapier doesn’t have a mobile app.
Zapier has a free version, but it’s severely limited. You can only have up to five Zaps active at the same time and perform up to 100 tasks per month. There is a 14-day trial version, which is an excellent way to learn more about the unique aspects of this solution. As for the pricing, it’s almost identical to SeekWell, at $299/mo for the team version.
Klodio works like an add-on for Google Sheets, while also supporting Microsoft Excel, Smatsheet, and a few other spreadsheets. The compatibility with SQL databases is impressive, so you can use it to pull data from Microsoft SQL Server, Snowflake, Oracle, Microsoft Azure, My SQU, and many others. What many will appreciate is that Klodio is easy to set up and doesn’t require any coding. Query building is done via drag and drop interface. This app will let you receive the data from SQL Server, edit it in Google Sheets, and send it back. If two-way sync is what you require, then Klodio is an excellent solution.
Note: This software is unique on our list, as it doesn’t have a fixed price. Instead, the company encourages you to ask for a 14-day trial, while promising it will offer you the price according to your needs. However, keep in mind that Kloudio is optimized for companies with at least 50 employees. For a smaller organization, we recommend Zapier or SeekWell.
Blendo is another solution that doesn’t require coding or writing scripts. This software allows you to send spreadsheets from Google Sheets to MS SQL Server directly. The process is simple and has only three steps:
- Choose to connect an MS SQL server.
- Select Google Sheets as Data source.
- Wait for the data to load into MS SQL Server.
The program accepts tens of other input data sources and also supports Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Panoply, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake as destinations. Unfortunately, you can’t use it to send the data from SQL Server to Google Sheets.
Blendo pricing begins at $150/mo for the starter package, with $300/mo and $500/mo solutions. Plus, there’s a 14-day trial that doesn’t require a credit card.
Panoply is another Cloud-based data analysis platform that promises a quick instant connection between Google Sheets and Microsoft SQL Server. After setting your dashboard, Panoply will send the data to SQL Server and give you the insights. Maintenance is done automatically, and you can schedule performance and storage optimization. This robust software features integrations with hundreds of BI Tools, Accounting, Analytics software. The list also includes data storage, CRM, Customer Support, Databases, e-commerce, and many more.
While it offers excellent integration, this is also the most expensive solution, starting at $240/mo. However, you can try a 21-day free trial and see if you need it. While it flawlessly connects Microsoft SQL Server and Google Sheets, you may skip it if you don’t need its advanced functions.
Make a Connection
Available commercial solutions will let you easily exchange data between Microsoft SQL Server and Google Sheets. However, be aware that all of them have different features and compatibility with other software you may need. While there are free versions, all of them are too limited, even for small companies. Luckily, the numerous options mean that there’s something for every budget.
Are you already using one of the software solutions? Do you use other products similar to Google Sheets and Microsoft SQL Server? Tell us in the comments section below!