Create table widgets from spreadsheets

Learn about the various configuration options available when creating table widgets from your spreadsheet data.

Updated over a week ago

This guide walks you through the various options available when creating table widgets from your spreadsheet data.

Select data for your table widget

Click drag to select the spreadsheet cells you want to visualize. You can also select entire rows and columns or enter the data range into the field. Table widgets display 10 or fewer columns.

click drag to select the cells you want to visualize

When you're happy with your selection, click Create visualization.

Edits to your source spreadsheet

If you need to make any edits to your spreadsheet you can manually refresh it from the bottom left corner of the screen. From here you can also switch to a different sheet.

change the sheet by clicking in the bottom right corner

If your source spreadsheet is large and complex you might benefit from extracting the data you need to another spreadsheet specifically for powering your dashboard widgets. For more information, see preparing your spreadsheet for Geckoboard.

Preview your table widget

Next, you'll see highlighted visualization options for your selection. Click the table icon. In the bottom corner a preview shows how your widget will look.

To select different cells, hover over the spreadsheet and click to edit selection.

When you're happy with your selection, click Continue >.

Switch to reading data in rows

By default, Geckoboard reads the data in columns. When your data series is arranged in rows, click the Switch rows and columns.

Configure your table widget

Visualization type

The visualization picker allows you to switch between the available options.

Widget config for tables built with spreadsheets

Selection contains headers

Toggle off if your first selection cells don't contain headers.

Column order

Click drag each column to change the order that they'll appear on your widget.

spreadsheets table widget can display up to 10 columns


The Formatting menu allows you to overrule the automatically set number of decimal places used, or add additional information about the values on your widget. For more information, see our guide to using the data formatting options.

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