Connect your Excel spreadsheet from Sharepoint

  1. If you haven't already, you'll need to generate a direct download link in Excel. Open the .xlsx file you want to share, then select Share. .csv files will need to be convered to .xlsx.
  2. In the Share window that appears, make sure access to the file is set to Anyone with the link can view or Anyone with the link can edit.
  3. Click Copy Link. Copy link on Sharepoint
  4. Paste the copied link into our Get Direct Link tool and click the Get direct link button to copy a new link that you'll need to use in Geckoboard.
  5. Switch to Geckoboard and add a new Excel spreadsheet widget from your dashboard.
  6. In the Link to file field, paste the copied link to your hosted file.Choose your Excel file from the direct link fieldIf you're seeing the error message WARNING: This worksheet is too large to import and your .xlsx file is under the 5 MB upload limit, it's likely the compressed .xml files contained in it exceed the file limit. Please see our guide to finding out why your worksheet file exceeds the limit.
  7. And that’s it! Each time you make changes to your hosted .xlsx spreadsheet in Sharepoint, those changes will automatically sync with Geckoboard through the generated link. You'll be able to see your changes on your dashboard when the widget refreshes (every 15 minutes).

    For guides to creating spreadsheet dashboard widgets, select from the following visualization types:
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