PostgreSQL is an open-source relational database managements system designed to handle multiple workloads. It is used by notable companies such as Microsoft, Reddit, Sony, the International Space Station, and the Guardian, amongst others.
It is great for storing and managing huge chunks of data. For analysing the data to generate actionable insights, however, it’s limited. Google Sheets offers viable option. We can create a Google Sheets-PostgreSQL integration, move data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets and perform the analysis that we couldn’t otherwise do.
PostgresQL can be integrated with Google Sheets and data can easily be moved from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets using a tool called Amigo Data. It’s a no-code data integration tool that lets us connect various data sources to Google Sheets. It is designed to make data retrieval and automation simple and reduce reliance on data analysts.
In the rest of this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use the Amigo add-on in Google Sheets to connect PostgreSQL to Google Sheets and export data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets.
Video tutorial: PostgreSQL and Google Sheets integration + import PostgreSQL data to Google Sheets
What is Amigo Data add-on?
With Amigo, you can easily sync data from databases such MySQL and PostgreSQL to Google Sheets without writing a single line of code or SQL query.
The Amigo Data add-on eases you with the process of generating business reports in no time through a simple three-step process.
- Select data source
- Choose metrics and time period
- Pull data to Google Sheets
And you are all set to go!
Why Amigo Data
Even though there are a number of plugins to import the Postgres data to Google Sheets, many of them contain several bugs and hence aren’t reliable enough. Hence, we suggest using Amigo Data add-on.
Creating a PostgreSQL integration with Google Shets and importing PostgreSQL data to Google Sheets will now become easier than ever with the help of the Amigo Data Add-on.
How to Import PostgreSQL Data to Google Sheets
Let us learn how to set up a Google Sheets PostgreSQL integration to connect PostgreSQL to Google Sheets and then import data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets.
But first, get the add-on from the link below.
Step 1: Install the Amigo Data add-on from Google Workspace Marketplace
To install the Amigo Data Add-on, open Google Workspace Marketplace, search for ‘Amigo Data’, and click on the ‘Install’ button.
Now, log in to your Google Account and click Next. That’s it! The Amigo Data Add-on has been installed and linked to your account.
Step 2: Go to Extensions and launch Amigo Data add-on
Next, select the Amigo Data Add-on in Google Sheets from the ‘Extensions’ in the top bar and select ‘Connect‘.
Extensions > Amigo Data > Connect
Step 3: Go to Import Data > PostgreSQL > Login Credentials
Click on PostgreSQL and then ‘Import from Tables’. Enter the database details in the given fields and then click on ‘Connect’ to connect PostgreSQL to Google Sheets.
Step 4: Select metrics to import > Click on Import
Select a data table from the left column of the dialog box to preview. Then choose all the metrics you wish to import into Google Sheets for the given data using the checkboxes.
For example, we deselected the km_driven, fuel metrics from the Metrics column on the left.
Finally, click on ‘Import’.
Step 5: View Data in Google Sheets
The final result would look something like this. The data from PostgreSQL has been imported into Google Sheets.
Step 6: Schedule Automatic Refresh (Optional)
To sync PostgreSQL with Google Sheets, set a refresh schedule. Amigo will update the data periodically so that you need not manually fetch the data from PostgreSQL each time you want a new data.
You can also have the data delivered to you and your team by email or Slack. Add the email addresses of the people to whom you want to share the data and the Slack channel in the alerts option and Amigo will deliver the data simultaneously.
Bonus: Importing PostgreSQL Data to Excel
This can be easily achieved using the Download option in Google Sheets.
File > Download > Microsoft Excel(.xlsx)
Importing data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets can be easily executed using the Amigo Data add-on. And you can automate data retrieval from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets so that you can shift your focus towards analyzing the data imported instead. Hope this PostgreSQL Google sheets integration guide helped you.
Hope this article helped you!
For more information regarding the Add-on, check out the Amigo: No-code Data Integration and Real-Time Metrics.
How do I export data from PostgreSQL?
To export data from PostgreSQL follow the steps below:
- Create a PostgreSQL Google Sheets integration.
- Choose a data table to export from PostgreSQLto Google Sheets.
- Select the metrics.
- Create a filter and set a limit (optional).
- Export the data.
To export the data to Excel, download the file in .xlsx format and open the data with Excel.
What are some disadvantages of PostgreSQL?
PostgreSQL, despite its wide usage, versatility and extensibility, has quite a few disadvantages. Some of which are:
- It lacks a centralised support system as it is open-sourced.
- The database structure is not very flexible. It cannot have more fields than that defined in the table. And when adding data to a field, we have to provide intormation for the other fields as well whether or not we have data.
- It is slow in comparison with it counterparts.
How to automate data retrieval from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets?
To automatically pull data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets, connect Postgres to Google Sheets using Amigo Data, choose the data table to retrieve and import the data to Google Sheets. Then schedule a refresh period and Amigo will update the data at regular interval.