How to scan barcodes into Google Sheets
You can create a real-time link between a sheet in Orca Scan and a Google Sheet from the web application. Scanned barcodes and data entered from the mobile app will then pushed automatically into your Google Sheets.Requires a Business subscription plan
If you've not done so already, log in to your online Orca Scan account and create a Cloud Sheet. Once you've done that, use the following 3 steps to connect your sheet.
- Get the export link from your Orca sheet
- Add the IMPORTDATA formula
- Paste the export link
1. Go to Integrations menu
Start by navigating to the integrations settings on the sheet you want to export from.
2. Activate and copy URL
Then Allow the Public URL access to activate the link and copy it to the clipboard.
3. Save updates in Orca
Finally, save the updates on the integrations settings to put all your changes to work.
Now, let's head over to Google Sheets...
4. Add Import Formula
Place the cursor in the A1 cell and add the =IMPORTDATA formula to the first cell of your sheet.
5. Paste the export link
Now add the export link from Orca Scan within the brackets =IMPORTDATA("replace-with-your-orca-sheet-url-here.csv") - be sure to include the quotation marks!
6. Load the data
Finally, click enter and load data from your Orca sheet into the Google sheet
URL export configurations
You can configure the data export by appending parameters to the URL, for example:
|Change output format|| |
|Include audit trail|| |
|Include deltas for numeric columns|| |
|Change date format|| |
|Change time zone|| |
Important: always use a
? before the first parameter and an
& before each additional parameter, for example:
You're done. Your Google Sheet will now mirror everything in your Orca Sheet. So if you add, update or delete a row inside Orca Scan, Google will automatically pull them changes into your Google Sheet.
- Google pulls data from your Orca Scan every 60 minutes.
- Clearing your Orca Sheet will also clear the data from your Google Sheet
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