Connect your Excel spreadsheet using Dropbox

Our Spreadsheets integration is a quick and easy way to transform your Excel files into beautiful dashboards. In this article, you'll connect and push data from your Excel spreadsheet hosted in Dropbox.

Before you start

If your spreadsheet data has been imported from a third-party service (e.g. Google Analytics, Salesforce, Zendesk, etc.), check if we have a pre-built integration for it. They are by far the easiest way to quickly get your data onto your dashboards, with each integration containing a comprehensive list of widgets with predefined KPIs, making things even easier for you.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for complete control over how your data is displayed, you can use our Datasets API to send data from a database or third-party service to your dashboards.

To connect your Excel file from Dropbox, follow these steps.

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. You'll see a scrollable list of Integrations. Click Spreadsheets.
  3. From the Choose File menu, click on the Dropbox icon.

    Important note

    Only the .xlsx file extension is supported for Excel files. .xls files won't show in your folder.

    Choose your Excel file from your Dropbox account
  4. If you haven’t done so already, create a connection to link your Dropbox account with Geckoboard.


    The file size limit for uploaded spreadsheets is 5 MB.

  5. And that’s it! You're now ready to prepare a visualization using your spreadsheet data.


    Install the Dropbox desktop app and you'll be able to automatically sync edits to your Excel spreadsheet file with Geckoboard, just so long as the file name doesn't change.

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