What is Fivetran?
Fivetran is a fully-managed data integration platform that helps organizations easily extract data from a wide range of sources, transform it into a structured format, and load it into their data warehouse or other destinations. It automates the complex and time-consuming process of data integration, which can involve writing custom code, scheduling and monitoring data pipelines, and troubleshooting errors. Fivetran is a key component of the modern data stack, which refers to the set of tools and technologies used by data-driven organizations to collect, store, process, and analyze data. The modern data stack is characterized by its focus on cloud-based, scalable, and flexible solutions that can accommodate a variety of data sources and use cases.
Fivetran is an important part of the modern data stack because it simplifies the data integration process, allowing organizations to quickly and easily integrate data from multiple sources. By automating many of the tasks involved in data integration, such as schema mapping and change data capture, Fivetran enables organizations to focus on analyzing their data and deriving insights, rather than spending time and resources on managing data pipelines. Fivetran supports a wide range of data sources, including databases, cloud applications, and event streams, and integrates with popular data warehouses such as Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, and Google BigQuery. This makes it a versatile tool for organizations of all sizes and industries that need to integrate and analyze data from multiple sources, including Google Sheets. The following article will detail how to create a connection to Google Sheets data.
How to create a Google Sheets connector
1️⃣ Connect Your Google Sheets Account
Next, you’ll need to connect your Google Sheets account to Fivetran. To do this, click on the “Connectors” tab in the left-hand menu of your Fivetran dashboard. Then, click on the “Google Sheets” connector and follow the prompts to connect your account.
2️⃣ Set Up the Connector
Once your Google Sheets account is connected, you’ll be prompted to set up the connector. In this case, since you only want to connect one tab, you’ll need to specify which tab you want to connect.
First, select the spreadsheet you want to use. Then, select the tab you want to connect. If you have multiple tabs in your spreadsheet, make sure you select the one you want to use.
You can also choose whether to update your spreadsheet on a schedule or in real time. If you choose a schedule, you can specify how often you want your spreadsheet to be updated.
3️⃣ Configure Mapping
After you’ve selected your tab and set up your connector, you’ll need to configure the mapping between your Google Sheets data and your destination (where you want the data to go).
You can do this by clicking on the “Mappings” tab in the left-hand menu of your Fivetran dashboard. Then, click on the “Google Sheets” connector and follow the prompts to configure the mapping.
In this step, you’ll need to select the destination for your data. This could be a data warehouse, a cloud storage service, or another destination. Once you’ve selected your destination, you’ll need to map your Google Sheets data to the appropriate fields in your destination.
4️⃣ Run the Connector
Once you’ve set up your connector and configured your mapping, you’re ready to run the connector. To do this, click on the “Connect” tab in the left-hand menu of your Fivetran dashboard. Then, click on the “Google Sheets” connector and click “Start.”
Fivetran will then begin pulling data from your Google Sheets account and loading it into your destination. Depending on the size of your data, this could take a few minutes or a few hours.
5️⃣ Monitor Your Connector
Finally, once your connector is up and running, you’ll want to monitor it to make sure everything is working correctly. You can do this by clicking on the “Logs” tab in the left-hand menu of your Fivetran dashboard. If you see any errors or issues, you can troubleshoot them using the Fivetran documentation or by contacting Fivetran support.
And that’s it! With these six simple steps, you can set up a Fivetran Google Sheets connector. Good luck!