Notion and Google Sheets are two incredibly useful productivity tools. By integrating them, you can take advantage of the strengths of both platforms.
In this article, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process for embedding a live Google Sheet into your Notion workspace.
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Why Embed Google Sheets in Notion
Here are some of the key benefits of embedding Google Sheets in Notion:
- Real-time data syncing – Any changes made to the Sheet will automatically sync in Notion, keeping your data up-to-date.
- Powerful analytics – Use Google Sheets for calculations, pivot tables, and charts, while storing the insights in Notion.
- Centralized workspace – Keep all your work in one place instead of toggling between apps.
- Enhanced collaboration – Team members can access shared Sheets from within Notion.
Follow these simple steps to embed a live Google Sheet into Notion:
1. Get the Embed URL from Google Sheets
- Open the Google Sheet you want to embed.
- Click File > Publish to the web.
- In the popup, click Embed.
- Copy the iframe embed code. It will look something like this:
2. Paste the Embed Code in Notion
- In Notion, type
- Paste the copied embed code into the popup.
- The live Google Sheet will appear embedded in Notion!
3. Customize Display Settings (Optional)
You can customize how the Sheet appears in Notion using these optional steps:
- Click the 3 dots on the embedded Sheet.
- Adjust width, height, position, etc.
- Toggle scrollbars, headers, gridlines on/off.
And you’re done! The Sheet will now stay in sync automatically.
Here are some tips to get the most out of your embedded Google Sheet:
- Use Sheet tabs to separate data sets and embed only what’s needed.
- Freeze rows/columns in Sheets for easy scrolling in Notion.
- Filter views or hide rows in Sheets to only show relevant data.
- Add comments in Sheets to enable discussions in Notion.
Real-World Use Cases
Embedding Google Sheets unlocks many cool applications. Here are just a few examples:
- Build task boards and kanban views linked to Sheets
- Create sales dashboards pulling CRM data from Sheets
- Manage editorial calendars and content pipelines
- Track product roadmaps and release timelines
- Maintain shared budgets, expenses and invoices
The possibilities are endless!
Extend Integrations with Apps (Advanced)
- Automatically create linked Sheets for new Notion database items
- Build workflows to move data between Notion and Sheets
- Set up complex automations and triggers
However, the basic embed method described above provides a simple way to get started with minimal setup.
I hope this guide gives you the tools to seamlessly integrate your Google Sheets into Notion. Bringing your essential data into one unified workspace will supercharge your productivity and streamline your workflows.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help fellow Notion users with tips and tricks.