Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service. Fivetran supports syncing files from your Google Drive to your destination. You can sync multiple files as unique tables to your destination.
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Follow our step-by-step Google Drive setup guide to connect your Google Drive with your destination using Fivetran connectors.
The Google Drive connector is a Magic Folder connector. We retrieve all the files from the folder that you specify into your destination.
Each file is synced as a separate table in the destination. For spreadsheet files, we sync each worksheet in the spreadsheet as a unique table in your destination.
We don’t sync empty worksheets. We don’t sync a worksheet if the entire first row of the worksheet is empty. We don’t sync a column if its first row is empty.
We only sync the files inside the specified folder. We ignore nested folders.
We use the file name (without the extension) as the destination table name. For example, a file called
sample.csv is synced as
For spreadsheet files, we use a combination of the file name and worksheet name as the destination table name. For example, two worksheets called
Sheet2 in a spreadsheet
My Workings are synced as
MY_WORKINGS_SHEET_2 tables. We use the values present in the first row of the worksheet as the column names in the destination table.
For more information about the schema and table naming rule set, see our naming conventions documentation.
If we find files of the same name but with different extensions in the folder, we check the last modified dates of the files and sync only the least recently modified file.
We do not sync links to files from the cloud folder. Your Google Drive folder must contain the file.
We only support the .xls, .xlsx, and .xlsm Excel file formats.
We don’t sync hyperlink values from a worksheet.