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Can't easily paste a Google Sheets table into a Confluence table?

Hi there,

We use Confluence for our team's Sprint Retro meetings, and one of the sections is a 3 column table that I populate by copying data from a Google Sheet. 

I used to just be able to copy and paste directly, and the data would populate perfectly in the rows and columns.

However, when I tried today, Confluence tried pasting all of the data into a single cell, even when I tried "Paste and Match Style" (I'm using Chrome if that helps.)

I wonder if this is a bug with the new Confluence layout that I just switched to? 

1 answer

Hi @Manas Kulkarni ,

Hope you've already solved your problem because for us everything works fine (have just checked it for Confluence Cloud).

By the way, for large tables we use another workaround:

  • copy the share link of your Google Docs Spreadsheet
  • change its ending: "edit?usp=sharing" -> "export?&format=tsv" (or "export?&format=csv")
  • paste the modified link to your browser and go to it: you will be prompted to download your file in the chosen format
  • use the Table from CSV macro to recreate your table in Confluence

The Table from CSV macro is a part of the Table Filter and Charts for Confluence app which can help you to make pivots, perform calculations, merge and transform tables, freeze rows, built custom charts, etc.

It's a wonderful solution to enhance the standard Confluence functionality which provides an opportunity to perform all the required operations in Confluence without switching back to Google Docs or Excel.

Thanks @Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_, good to know! I'll be testing it out next week for sure.

And here is another option to connect you Google Sheets to the Table from CSV macro via a URL:

Step 1 Go to the Publish to the web tab


Step 2 Choose the CSV type and allow other users to see it


Step 3 Get the required URL for the Table from CSV macro


@Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_  what if it is necessary to authenticate using Corp.  account?


the macro can't authenticate to the generated shared URL and displays this error


Failed to retrieve data from URL:

Request failed: 403 Forbidden


In a Macro like Google Drive, it would display an authentication window to get a token from Google services

Any workaround?

Hi @MOh G , I'm sorry, I'm out of the office for the next week.

Please contact our support team.

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