Do you hang out in spreadsheets?
High five if you do. It simply shows that, like me, you’re a data-driven marketer and we’re spreadsheet nerds 🤓.
Although data analysis takes a lot of our time, sensibly interpreted data takes the guesswork out of marketing. It’s okay to spend your time on that.
So when you’re using EmailMeForms and you’d like to analyze the data further on Google Sheets, you don’t have to export the entries in .xls and paste them on the sheets EACH. AND. EVERY. TIME.
Make your forms do the handshake with Google Sheets instead.
With the EmailMeForm-Google Sheets Integration, you will be able to:
- Auto update the sheet with new form submissions as they arrive
- Eliminate the need to export the data repeatedly
- Easily forward the data to your favorite analysis tool
- Create custom graphs for easier data interpretation
- View, edit, and share entries with your team
The setup’s super easy—just a 1-click integration. Ready to execute this tech wizardry? Read on.
First, select the form that you want to work with and…
Click on “Options”.
Then, on “Integrations”.
Now, the 1-click Integration
Once there, click on the Google Sheets icon and the “Integrate with Google Docs” button.
Either of the two things will happen:
- When you’re not logged into your Google Account: you’ll be asked to login first and grant EmailMeForm Google Drive access
- When you’re already logged in: select the account you want to use and grant EmailMeForm.com Google Drive access
After hitting the “Allow” button, viola! Your Google Sheets integration is now active.
We now have the permission to:
- View and manage the files in your Google Drive
- View and manage your spreadsheets in Google Drive
You’re nearly there
Now, you’re ready to get down to business and do some major Google Sheets forms magic.
Just drop the folder name and the spreadsheet name where you want the form data to appear in.
No need to create them in your Google Drive first. They’ll automatically be created and you’ll see them in your Drive when the first submission comes in.
That’s it! You don’t have to map the form fields to the spreadsheet columns—all your form data will be exported. No frills, no fuss.
Just a few things to remember when choosing the file name:
- Only alphanumerics are allowed
- Either lowercase or uppercase will do
- No spaces please
So, how’d you know if it works?
To test your Google Sheets integration, try submitting an entry to your form.
Then, go to your Google Drive and look for the folder with the name that you have specified. Open it and you’ll find the Google Sheet there, along with the first entry(ies).
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More automation ideas for you
This automatic form data forwarding can be applied on just about any form you have.
Think about your long form surveys, event registration forms (you always need an updated list!) or your order forms (don’t miss an order!).
Google Sheets shouldn’t be the dead end of your automation.
Gamify your automation with more web apps.
We support Google Apps integration, along with Google Drive, Google Docs, and 50+ other web apps.
Once your data are in Google Sheets, you have the potential to unlock a bigger world of automation.
Think about what you want to do with your collected data and which existing tool can do that automatically for you. Below are some illustrations:
If you’re seeking new prospective clients, forward your user data to your CRM for lead nurturing and sales tracking:
From your lead generation form —> Google Sheets —> Hubspot
If you’re leveraging Facebook chatbots in your biz, personalize the chats:
From your registration form —> Google Sheets —> Chatfuel
If you manage a team, cross-reference your tasks with tools you use:
From your internal form —> Google Sheets —> Trello cards
But, wait. There’s more.
When you think it can’t get better than this
You can use the Google Sheet documentation as backup of your data.
But if you don’t need a compilation and would want pure business automation, skip Google Sheets completely. And directly pass your form data to other web apps instead!
Simplify and stick with more efficient workflows:
From your registration form —> Chatfuel
From your internal form —> Trello cards
From your lead generation form —> Hubspot
More straightforward, huh?
You don’t even have to think about how to do this. You don’t have to outsource the technical setup to a freelancer. Or ask your developer to add this task to his already long to-do list—we can implement it for you via our CustomWorks Service.
There are 50+ other web apps that our EmailMeForms integrate with. See if your favorite web app is in the list!