How to Use ChatGPT for Google Sheets

How to Use ChatGPT in Google Sheets

Neeraj Shukla
By Neeraj Shukla | Last Updated on April 11th, 2024 11:56 am

Google Sheets, with its user-friendly interface and collaborative features, has become a staple for professionals and enthusiasts involved in data management. However, even with its extensive capabilities, users may find certain tasks challenging, especially those without a strong background in data analytics or coding. Enter ChatGPT for Google Sheets, an innovative solution that bridges the gap between complex data-related tasks and users' varying skill levels.

Conversely, ChatGPT, which utilizes OpenAI's GPT-3.5, adds a new level of interaction to using Google Sheets. Based on user input, this natural language processing model comprehends and produces text that is similar to that of a human. This makes data analysis and management more approachable for a wider range of users by enabling them to interact with Google Sheets in natural language rather than through the use of conventional commands or formulas.

Using ChatGPT in Google Sheets acts as a democratizing force, empowering users with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to harness the full potential of data management. Its integration ensures that the benefits of Google Sheets are not limited to those proficient in traditional spreadsheet commands, opening the doors to a more inclusive and collaborative data-driven environment. In this blog, you will learn how to use ChatGPT for google sheets.

How to Integrate ChatGPT with Google Sheets Using Appy Pie Connect?

Integrating ChatGPT with Google Sheets using Appy Pie Connect can be a useful way to automate data entry or generate reports based on the information generated by ChatGPT. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up this integration:

Step 1: Go to Appy Pie Connect

Visit the Appy Pie Connect website.


Step 2: Log in to Your Account

Click on the "Log in" button placed in the upper corner if you already have an account. If not, sign up for an account.

Log in to Your Account

Step 3: Access Appy Pie Connect Dashboard

Enter your Appy Pie Connect credentials to access the Appy Pie Connect dashboard. Upon successful login, you will be redirected to Appy Pie Connect’s dashboard.

Access apypie Connect Dashbord

Step 4: Create a New Workflow

Click on "Create a Connect" to start setting up your workflow.

Create a new workflow

Step 5: Set Up Google Sheets as a Trigger

In the search bar, type "Google Sheets" and select it as the Trigger App.

as a trigger

Step 6: Choose Trigger Event

Choose the trigger event that will initiate the integration, such as "New Spreadsheet Row." Then click on "Continue."

Trigger Event

Step 7: Sign in with Google

Click on "Sign in with Google" to connect your Google account.

Sign in with google

Step 8: Link Your Google Account

Select "Choose an Account" to link your Google account.

Link your google account

Step 9: Now Click on Continue

You will need to click on the "Continue" button to proceed with the next part of the process.

Now click on continue

Step 10: Allow Access

To proceed, click on the "Allow" button to provide the necessary permissions or access.


Step 11: Connecting Your Google Account

Now your Google account is connected and you will be redirected to Appy Pie’s Connect dashboard where you need to click on “Continue”.

Connecting Your Google Account

Step 12: Choose the Spreadsheet

Select the spreadsheet from the dropdown menu. Note that both Spreadsheet and Worksheet are required fields.

Choose the Spreadsheet

Step 13: Choose the Worksheet

Now choose the Worksheet from the Dropdown menu since both spreadsheet and worksheet are required fields for this connect.

Choose the worksheet

Step 14: Continue

Now click on the “Continue” button.


Step 15: Set Up ChatGPT as an Action

In the search bar, type "ChatGPT" and select it as the Action App.

Set up ChatGPT

Step 16: Choose Action Event

Choose the Action event, such as "Create Completion," and click on "Continue."

Choose Action Event

Step 17: Connect Your ChatGPT Account

To connect your ChatGPT account with Appy Pie Connect, click "Connect an Account."

Connect Your ChatGPT Account

Step 18: Generate API Key

Click "here" to generate an API key.

Generate API Key

Step 19: Log in to ChatGPT

Click on “Log in” and enter your ChatGPT credentials.

Log in to ChatGPT

Step 20: Continue

After entering your credentials, select "Continue."


Step 21: Create a New Secret Key

Click on "Create new secret key" and give it a name (optional). Then click on "Create secret key."

Create a New secret key

Step 22: Give a name

Give a name(Optional) and click on “Create secret key”.

Give a name

Step 23: Copy the Key

Copy the generated API key and click on "Done."

Copy the Key

Step 24: Connect ChatGPT Account

Click on "Connect an Account" again.

Connect ChatGPT Account

Step 25: Paste the copied API

Now paste the copied API(Secret key) and click on “Yes, Continue”.

Paste the copied API

Step 26: ChatGPT account connected

Your ChatGPT account is connected now, click on “Continue”.

ChatGPT Connected

Step 27: Select Model

Choose a listed "Model" from the dropdown menu.

Select Model

Step 28: Add Text Prompt

Add the text "Prompt" and then click on "Continue and Run Test."

Add Text Prompt

Step 29: Run Test

Ensure that the test executes successfully.

Run Test

Step 30: Send ChatGPT Response to Google Sheets

Now open the connect and Click on “+” icon to send the chatgpt response back to the sheet.

Send ChatGPT Responce to Google Sheets

Step 31: Set Up Google Sheets as an Action Again

Search for and select "Google Sheets" as the "Action" application again.

Set up Google Sheets as an action again

Step 32: Choose Action Event

Choose the Action event as "Lookup Spreadsheet Row" and click on "Continue."

Choose Action Event

Step 33: Select the Spreadsheet

Now choose spreadsheet from the Dropdown menu.

Select the Spreadsheet

Step 34: Choose the Worksheet

Click the Dropdown menu and select the Worksheet.

Choose the Worksheet

Step 35: Select "Lookup Row and Lookup Value"

Select "Lookup Column and Lookup Value" and then press the "Continue and Run Test" button.

Select Lookup Row And Lookup Value

Step 36: Open the Connect Again

Open the connect and click on the “+” icon once again.

Open the connect again

Step 37: Select Google Sheets as the Action again

Once again, search for and select "Google Sheets" as the "Action" application.

Select Google Sheets as the action again

Step 38: Choose Action Event "Update Spreadsheet Row"

Choose the Action event as "Update Spreadsheet Row" and click on “Continue”. In this step, you will update the specific row where you want to input the ChatGPT responses.

Choose Action Event

Step 39: Continue Configuring Google Sheets

Click on “Continue”.

Continue Configuring Google sheets

Step 40: Choose the Spreadsheet

Choose the appropriate Spreadsheet from the Dropdown menu.


Step 41: Select the Worksheet

Now select the relevant Worksheet from the dropdown menu.


Step 42: Choose the Row

Choose the specific Row from the Dropdown menu where you want to update the ChatGPT responses.


Step 43: Run the Text

Ensure that the test executes successfully.


Now that your ChatGPT account is set up to work with Google Sheets, you can effectively harness its capabilities to enhance your productivity and streamline various tasks within the spreadsheet application. Whether it's content generation, data analysis, brainstorming, or problem-solving, ChatGPT can be a valuable tool in your Google Sheets toolkit. By utilizing ChatGPT's AI-powered assistance, you can optimize your workflow and achieve more in less time.

How Does the ChatGPT-Google Sheets Integration Work in Real-time?

The integration of ChatGPT with Google Sheets in real-time leverages ChatGPT's advanced natural language processing capabilities to streamline tasks and directly populate Google Sheets with data.

For a clear understanding, let's explore a practical scenario: Consider the process where ChatGPT is tasked with creating webpages using Appy Pie Connect, followed by automatically transferring the generated content into a Google Sheet for subsequent actions. This workflow exemplifies how the synergy between ChatGPT's linguistic intelligence and Google Sheets' organizational functionality can automate and enhance data management tasks efficiently.

Here is how ChatGPT works in real time in Google Sheets:

Step 1: I've created a Google Sheets Spreadsheet dedicated to Appy Pie content. In this setup, I've designated Column A for "Webpage Title," Column B for "Prompt-1," Column C for "ChatGPT Response," Column D for "Prompt-2," and Column E for a second "ChatGPT Response."


Step 2: In this step, I've inserted the page title "Sell Gift Cards Online" into Column A, since this is the topic of the content I need.


Step 3: Here, I've included prompts in Column B, instructing the creation of H1, H2, Meta Title, and Meta Description elements.


Step 4: Notice that the ChatGPT responses have been automatically updated in the ChatGPT Response section within Column C.


Step 5: In this final step, I instructed ChatGPT to generate the entire page content for the webpage, taking into account the previous ChatGPT responses provided in Column C.

step 5

Step 6: See how the webpage content has automatically updated itself in Column E, which is the ChatGPT response section.

step 6

Boost Your Productivity With the Effective ChatGPT Prompts in Google Sheets

Here are some example prompts you can use with ChatGPT in Google Sheets to boost your productivity:

  • Generate a series of blog post titles based on the keywords in Sheet 20.
  • Prepare a slide presentation outline using the key points from the report in Sheet 12.
  • Generate a list of the top 10 performing products from the inventory list in Sheet 3.
  • Summarize key insights from the sales data in Sheet1 for the last quarter.
  • Identify and flag duplicate entries in the customer database in Sheet 2.
  • Create a summary report of employee performance metrics from Sheet 4.
  • Analyze expense trends over the past year in Sheet 5 and highlight significant changes.
  • Draft a weekly progress update email using data from the project tracker in Sheet 6.
  • Calculate the average customer satisfaction score from survey data in Sheet 7.
  • Compile a list of action items from the meeting notes in Sheet 8.
  • Convert the currency values in Sheet 9 from USD to EUR at the current exchange rate.
  • Create a pivot table to analyze regional sales data in Sheet10.
  • Draft responses to frequently asked questions using the information in Sheet 11.
  • Suggest improvements for the marketing strategy based on analysis from Sheet 13.
  • Generate a list of potential suppliers from the vendor information in Sheet 14.
  • Create a budget forecast for the next quarter using financial data in Sheet 15.
  • Draft a customer satisfaction survey based on the product list in Sheet 16.
  • Prepare a risk analysis report using the project data in Sheet 17.
  • Analyze the time tracking data in Sheet18 to identify productivity patterns.
  • Summarize the key findings from the market research data in Sheet 19.
  • Create a checklist for the event planning details in Sheet 21.
  • Draft a project proposal using the requirements specified in Sheet 22.
  • Analyze the social media metrics in Sheet 23 and suggest content strategies.
  • Compile a report of monthly expenses and revenues from Sheet24.
  • Generate email templates for client outreach using data from Sheet 25.
  • Prepare an analysis of competitor pricing strategies from the data in Sheet 26.
  • Create a meal plan and shopping list from the nutrition data in Sheet 27.
  • Draft an onboarding guide for new employees using the information in Sheet 28.
  • Generate a maintenance schedule based on equipment logs in Sheet 29.
  • Prepare a summary of customer testimonials and feedback from Sheet 30.

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Neeraj Shukla

Content Manager at Appy Pie