In search of a better way to visualize, manage and manipulate your data from PostgreSQL? Importing your data into Google Sheets is definitely the easiest and more efficient way to do this. I’ve outlined my favorite 3 tools + a bonus.
Zapier allows for you to connect PostgreSQL to Google Sheets with a few zaps. Once you've created a new sheet in Google Sheets with all your PostgreSQL data, you can create one zap to update Postgres when you insert a new row in Google Sheets, another to update your database when you update cells in Google Sheets, another to update Google Sheets when Postgres is updated and so forth.
Zapier is extremely easy to start using ASAP with no learning curve, but you can imagine making all of these zaps can be a bit tedious.
As a Google Sheets add-on, Kloud.io is very easy to set up. Kloud.io allows you to push data from your database and have it be outputted in your Google Sheets. It also has a 2-way data exchange so the data in Google Sheets and your database stay synced. This a great tool to use and in the reviews of Kloud.io Google Sheets add-ons it seems that one of the most popular use cases for Kloud.io is pushing data from PostgreSQL to Google Sheets. Customers in 2016 and 2017 say that they’ve had a lot of success with this particular integration thanks to great customer service.
Like Actiondesk, Kloud.io integrates with many applications to easily aggregate all your data in one place. So overall this seems like a great and easy to set up tool.
Blend.co replicates your data from PostgreSQL into Google Sheets. You can edit and transform it and push it back into PostgreSQL easily and it only takes a few minutes to set up.
Blend.co’s specialty is taking data from different data sources and pushing it back into databases like PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server. However, you cannot push this data to any other CRMs or applications.
Actiondesk is a slightly different option. It’s not a connector to Google Sheets or Excel. It's a spreadsheet software on its own. Yes, a full fledged spreadsheet software, that’s natively connected to your PostgreSQL database. Meaning no more CSV copy-pasting: you just import data from PostgreSQL in your spreadsheet, build things with this data directly in your spreadsheet, and have that data refreshed automatically 😎.
So the main difference here is that instead of having (1) a PostgreSQL database, (2) a spreadsheet and (3) a connector to link them both ; you just have your PostgreSQL database and your Actiondesk spreadsheet, the integration being an integral part of the product.
Just as an FYI, I’m part of the Actiondesk team so I’m definitely biased, but I’d say you should definitely have a look at Actiondesk spreadsheet so that you can request access if it suits your needs.
I hope one of these solutions helps to simplify your life with PostgreSQL and help make you and your team more efficient and productive!
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