Google Contacts

Google Contacts to Google Sheets: Query from Google Contacts into Google Sheets or Post data from Google Sheets into Google Contacts using Sheet Director.

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 Google Contacts?

Google Contacts is Google's contact management tool that is available in its free email service Gmail, as a standalone service, and as a part of Google's business-oriented suite of web apps Google Apps.

Google Contacts to Google Sheets: Use Case(s)

> Pull the Google Contacts and present them in Google Sheet - Query

> Push data from Google Sheet to Google Contacts - Post

> Synchronize data between Google Sheets and Google Contacts - Synchronize

Google Contacts

Sheet Director

Google Sheets

Demo Video: How to integrate Google Sheets and Google Contacts?

Setting up Google Contacts into Sheet Director

Choosing App and Service:

  • Select Google Contacts from the list of applications.

  • Select service as Get Contacts/Post Contacts.


Query - Google Contacts to Google Sheet

Google Contacts Configuration:

  • Select the required task from the task list.

  • Select the required fields for which you need data.

  • Fix the maximum result required.

Destination Settings:

  • Configure the destination settings to save the executed data.

Scheduler Settings:

  • Switch on Run automatically to execute services automatically in background.

Notification Settings:

  • Configure the Notification settings to setup the email templates and add attachments.

  • Click on execute to pull the data into sheet

  • Click save to save the service

Sample Output:

The below image shows the data that is obtained from Google Contacts.

Post - Google Sheet to Google Contacts


  • Select Apply Template or Setup Mapping

  • Select Apply Template to add a default template.

  • Select Setup Manually to select manually.

Source Sheet

  • Choose the sheet that contains post records.

  • Enter the Start at cell value

(the default value is A1, if you change the value you need to refresh the header by clicking on refresh icon on side)


  • Select the Status column

  • If status column is not there, simply click the +button to add the status header on your sheet(A status column will be created in Spreadsheet)

  • Select the Result column

  • If result column is not there, simply click the +button to add the result header on your sheet(A result column will be created in Spreadsheet)

Mapping

  • After selecting the entity it will ask for intelligent mapping

  • If you need to do intelligent mapping click on yes

  • Intelligent mapping will map the matching fields automatically

  • You can do manual mapping by selecting Column drop down

  • You can delete the field by click on delete icon on top of each filed map

  • You can't delete mandatory* fields

  • Now users can insert header fields as per their requirement.

  • Click on Create New Field to create new header fields.

  • Mention the required header name.

  • Match the required column value.

  • Click on the "+" icon to insert the app fields to Google Sheet.

  • Click on execute will ask for confirmation

  • Click save to save the service

  • It will show number of records ready to post

  • Click post now to post the records on Google Contacts

Sample Output

It will show the count of number of records posted successfully and failed to post.

Synchronize - Google Contacts and Google Sheets

  • Select service as Synchronize Contacts.

  • Select the Max results required.

Synchronize settings:

Synchronization Keys:

The keys will be used for matching rows in Google Sheet with data in Google Contacts.

Conflict Resolution:

  • When Synchronization happens, there could be a conflict of data between Google Sheets and Google Contacts.

  1. Google Contacts Wins

  2. Sheet Wins

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

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

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 first and then the service will be executed.

Google Contact Wins

  • Here the Google Contact data is edited and on execution this data will be updated in Google Sheet.


  • Choose the spreadsheet to store data.

  • Select the required cell value.

  • Select the Status column

  • If status column is not there, simply click the +button to add the status header on your sheet(A status column will be created in Spreadsheet)

  • Select the Result column

  • If result column is not there, simply click the +button to add the result header on your sheet(A result column will be created in Spreadsheet)

  • Click Execute to execute the data.

  • The number of records that are ready to be synchronized will be shown.

  • It will also show all the data that are ready to be updated.

  • Also, the number of data that needs to be updated into Google Contact will also be updated.

  • Click on Sync Now to sync all the data and update it into Google Sheet.

  • Click on Refresh icon to refresh the data.

  • If the data are synced successfully the following screen appears.

  • Click on Close to close the configuration.

Sample Output

  • The Status column in the Google Sheet shows the status of the data.

  • The newly updated data will be marked as Synced Successfully.

  • The old data that already exists will be marked as Already Synchronized.

Sheet Wins

  • Select Sheet Wins.

  • The latest updated data from Google Sheet will be updated into Google Contacts.

  • Select the sheet to store output.

  • Select the Status column

  • If status column is not there, simply click the +button to add the status header on your sheet(A status column will be created in Spreadsheet)

  • Select the Result column

  • If result column is not there, simply click the +button to add the result header on your sheet(A result column will be created in Spreadsheet)

  • Click Execute to execute the data.

  • Click Save to save.

  • The number of records that are ready to be synchronized will be shown.

  • It will also show all the data that are ready to be updated.

  • Also, the number of data that needs to be updated into Google Contacts will also be updated.

  • Click on Sync Now to sync all the data and update it into Google Sheet.

  • Click on Refresh icon to refresh the data.

  • If the data are synced successfully the following screen appears.

  • Click on Close to close the configuration.

Sample Output

  • The Status column in the Google Sheet shows the status of the data.

  • The newly updated data will be marked as Synced Successfully.

  • The old data that already exists will be marked as Already Synchronized.