Google Sheets + DynamoDB

Query, Post and Sync Data from DynamoDB

What is Sheet Director?

Sheet Director is a Google Workspace add-on that helps to manage and control bi-directional data flow between Google Sheets and several other applications like Google Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Sheets, QuickBooks, FreshBooks, Zoho etc. 

It is available in the Google Workspace Marketplace. Please check the Installation instructions to install the add-on. 

What is DynamoDB?

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed proprietary NoSQL database offered by Amazon.com as part of the Amazon Web Services portfolio. DynamoDB offers a fast persistent Key-Value Datastore with built-in support for replication, autoscaling, encryption at rest, and on-demand backup among other features

Setting up DynamoDB with Sheet Director

Choose the DynamoDB(Premium app) from the list and choose the service which you want to perform

If you're opening it for the first time on the sheet, then you won't be having any connections.

Don't worry Sheet director provides a way to create a connection easily

To create the connection you have to provide the following details.

Test Connection

Once you have provided the credentials you can easily check the connectivity by clicking on the test connection button

Based on the credentials authenticity, you will be having the feedbacks from the test

Once after connecting successfully, you can save the connection and continue.

These connections can be reused anytime and from any services used on the same Google Sheets

Querying on DynamoDB

Once after saving the connection successfully, you can select the table and fields that you want to present on the Google Sheets

You also have a refresh button to get the updated tables list from the database


Filters can be used to query only the matching data from the tables 

You can have multiple filters filters to a query


Sort can be used to sort the query results based on your interest.

You can have multiple sorts to a query

Max Result

You can limit how much no of records you want to fetch using a query

Destination Settings:

Scheduler Settings:

Notification Settings:

Sample Output

Without Filters and Sort

Posting on DynamoDB

Select the service to Post

Source Sheet


You  can manually map the sheet data with the DynamoDB fields

After clicking on Execute you will be shown with the confirmation dialog of how many records will be posted, check that and click on "Post Now" to continue the posting

After successfully completeng the previous step you will be shown with the no successfully posted and failure records

You will also see that under the Result and the status column in the Google Sheet

Output in DynamoDB

Syncing on DynamoDB

Select Sync as a service

Synchronize settings

Synchronization Key

The keys will be used for matching rows in Google Sheets with data in DynamoDB, these keys will be your primary key. (This is identified automatically)

Conflict Resolution:

DynamoDB Wins: The latest data from DynamoDB will be updated in Google Sheets.

Google Sheet Wins: The latest data from Google Sheets will be updated in DynamoDB.

Note: The major requirement in synchronization is the synchronize keys. If any of the keys is not having a value in the Google Sheet then the Sheet Director will create it in the DynamoDB

DynamoDB Wins

Updating a few cities in DynamoDB

Let's execute this to get the updated record from the DynamoDB

Before Synchronizing 

After Synchronizing

The value from DynamoDB is now updated on Google Sheets

Google Sheet Wins

Let's execute this to Sync the updated record from Google Sheets


In this sample, we will be updating a few more cities from the Google Sheets 

Before Synchronizing

The Status Fields are getting updated and the new row is going to be added in DynamoDB.

After Synchonizing

Update Records in DynamoDB