Google Sheets + MongoDB

Query, Post and Sync Data from MongoDB

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 MongoDB?

MongoDB is a source-available cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with optional schemas. MongoDB is developed by MongoDB Inc. and licensed under the Server Side Public License which is deemed non-free by several distributions.

Setting up MongoDB with Sheet Director

Choose the MongoDb (Premuim 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 conection and continue.

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

Querying on MongoDB

Once after saving the connection successfully, you can select the table and fields which 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

Let's try to query the Employees of a company

Without Filters and Sort

With Filters and Sort

Filter Applied in this sample output is to get Employees from City Bangalore and sort them in Ascending order by their First Name

Posting on MongoDB

Select the service to Post

Source Sheet


You  can manually map the sheet data with the MongoDB 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

Ouptut in MongoDB

Syncing on MongoDB

Select Sync as a service

Synchronize settings

Synchronization Key

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

Conflict Resolution:

MongoDB Wins: Latest data from MongoDB will be updated into Google Sheets.

Google Sheet Wins: Latest data from Google Sheet will be updated into MongoDB.

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 Sheet Director will create it in the MongoDB

MongoDB Wins

Updating a record, "Role" field with the value "Growth Engineering" in MongoDB, where the role was not updated in the Google Sheets

Lets execute this to get the updated record from MongoDB

Before Synchronizing 

After Synchronizing

The value from MongoDB 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 update the values in all the "Roles" and add a new record to MongoDB from Google Sheets

Before Synchronizing

After Synchonizing

Update Records in MongoDB