How To Export Excel To Google Sheets

If you’re finding it difficult to share your Excel files with colleagues or just want to have a backup option that’s accessible from anywhere, Google Sheets can be an excellent solution. This blog post will guide you through the process of exporting your Excel files to Google Sheets. Here are the simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Open Google Sheets

First, navigate to the Google Sheets homepage. If you are not already logged into your Google account, you will be prompted to do so.

Step 2: Start a new spreadsheet

On the Google Sheets homepage, click on the + (plus) icon to create a new spreadsheet.

Step 3: Import your Excel file

With your new spreadsheet open, click on the File menu at the top left corner of the page. In the dropdown menu, select Import.

In the dialog box that appears, choose the Upload tab and then click on Select a file from your device. Navigate to the location of your Excel file, select it, and click Open.

Step 4: Configuring the import settings

A new window will pop up asking you to confirm how you’d like to import your data. You have the option to create a new spreadsheet, insert new sheets into the current spreadsheet, or replace the data in your current sheet.

You can also choose how Google Sheets should interpret your data – either by detecting numbers, dates, and formulas, or by converting text to numbers, dates, and formulas.

After you’ve made your selections, click Import Data.

Step 5: Save your Google Sheets

After importing, your Excel data will appear in the Google Sheets. To save it, simply close the tab or browser. Google Sheets automatically saves your work as you go along.

And that’s it! You have successfully exported your Excel file to Google Sheets.

It’s worth noting that while Google Sheets is a robust tool capable of handling most Excel data, there may be some advanced Excel features that Google Sheets does not support. Therefore, you might notice some differences in functionality or formatting when importing more complex Excel files.


Google Sheets provides an effective way to collaborate with others and access your spreadsheets from any device. Exporting your Excel files to Google Sheets can enhance your productivity and make your data more accessible. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to a more streamlined and efficient workflow. Happy spreadsheeting!