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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hey Airtable team, have you come across Google Data Studio? It’s a free tool that is excellent for visualising data and creating BI dashboards - a perfect companion to Airtable.

Google Data Studio has ‘community connectors’ that allow users to pipe in data from third party services such as yourselves. I’m trying my hand at building a private connector for one of my bases at the moment, and it’s not too tricky.

So, my request is for you folks to build a public ‘community connector’ that anyone could use to connect their Airtable data to Google Data Studio! More info here:

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi everyone. I had this problem too. But I searched for some add-on to connect Airtable to Google Sheets, and I found that one:

It allowed me to connect many bases (even from different workplaces) in a single Google Sheet that can be used at Data Studio.

The most funny part is that this add-on refresh all the data automatically and replace the information, instead to create a new row.

Some images:


Another point: it’s for free, but it has limits.


You can create 1000 imports per month and 50.000 rows per month. Every month, it resets.

But, to be honest, it’s a lot of imports and rows per month.

I hope it helps you, guys!

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

This is very helpful!! Thank you so much

7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know about an easier way to connect Airtable to Google Data Studio - Sync Inc (

With a couple clicks, we’ll setup a hosted Postgres follower database containing all your Airtable data. We keep your database in sync in real-time. All you have to do is connect your Sync Inc database to Google Data Studio with the standard Postgres connector.

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As we all know, Google Data Studio has first class support for PostgreSQL. By turning your Airtable base into a Postgres database, you can plug you Airtable data into GDS in not time.

If you’re curious about how it all works, check out our docs:

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

if you want to get in depth information then please visit the website

here you will get all relevant information from scratch to implementation

thanks to google once again.

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Thanks to everyone who’s commented on this post. It sure can be challenging to visualise data from Airtable and I wish we could say… a few years later… that we’ve solved the problem, but alas! Airtable for some reason doesn’t want to create what everyone actually needs, which is a frontend on their database! So you’re not always dropped in to a myriad of tables/views/fields/records etc etc. Although we still use Airtable, anytime we need a frontend to make sure people only get access to the info/metrics they need without having to navigate lots of data, we tend to develop on another product which I’m not sure is appropriate to mention here but who’s logo is listed on our website if you’re interested.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi everyone,

We at TheDataStudents have also developed a Google Data Studio connector for Airtable that you can use to retrieve data live from your bases (max delay of 15min) so in addition to all of the other solutions mentioned above, you now have a direct way to connect to your data and use it in GDS reports! For more information head over to our dedicated Airtable connector page. Any questions or feedback welcome!

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I haven’t tried it yet, but this looks promising as there is a free version

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi folks, chiming in on this old (yet still active & relevant) topic.

I’m helping a client connect their data to Data Studio, and we’ve been exploring several solutions, including some mentioned in this thread above. Here’s our experience so far, & would love to hear recent suggestions or experiences from other folks.

TL;DR: there are no truly “good options” out of those we’ve tried, but we’d love to be proven wrong.

We also talked to Airtable support just this week, who said they were not aware of any plans for a 1st-party integration between Airtable & Data Studio (which would be the best solution).

1. Export to Sheets, connect Sheets to Data Studio

This worked reasonably well, but we wanted to avoid more ad hoc code dependencies to pull data from the Airtable API & write it to Sheets. We’d also like to avoid another redundant dataset (in Sheets) which we’d have to monitor for parity & data quality etc.

There are 3rd party services which sync Airtable to Sheets as well (as mentioned elsewhere in this thread). We have not explored these (or other DB sync options) for the reasons above. We’d prefer a direct connection without redundancies, especially if using a paid service.

2. Third party "Community Connector"

Airtable published this blog post in October 2021: How to connect Airtable to Tableau, Google Data Studio, and Power BI.

They suggest 2 options for Data Studio, neither of which are 1st party integrations maintained by either Airtable or Google. There is a hosted option & a self-hosted option. Again, we’re trying to avoid more ad hoc integrations that we must maintain, so we opted to trial the hosted option.

However, I had trouble following the link to the community connector they recommend in the article (by “Airtable Labs”), & when I finally found it, was unable to authorize it in Data Studio. So instead we tested a different community connector that appears in the Data Studio interface:

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This is the connector by TheDataStudents mentioned by @Raul_Garcia above. There is currently a 7-day free trial, after which it costs $10/month.

This does successfully connect Airtable data to Data Studio, but it has been so sluggish as to be unusable for us (connecting to tabs with several thousand records), where every interaction takes 2-3 minutes for the data to update.

Performance is much better when used in combination with Data Studio’s Extract Data data source, as recommended by the TheDataStudents FAQ page. But this has its own limitations & requires additional steps & complexity in the setup.

Conclusion (for now):

This is where we are currently, & will continue to test this method in lieu of a better solution. Would love to hear about better options from the community! (And even more, would love a 1st party integration here, as we conveyed to Airtable support).

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi Daniel,

Many thanks for your post and all the detailed and constructive feedback you have provided. We think it’s pretty useful for all the readers!

With regards to our connector, we believe your feedback is fair, as we are limited by GDS quotas and Airtable API’s calls limits. It’s worth mentioning that we rely on the customer’s Google account to store all the data so that their data is not even visible to us, increasing data protection. We are trying all we can to improve the performance and many of our customers are successfully using the connector already. Many of them may not have very big tables and others are using features that we have developed to try to help in this situation, in addition to the “Extract Data” option. Those are:

  • The possibility to extract Airtable views: this allows customers to build a view including only the records they want to extract. In essence, this reduces the number of rows that the connector extracts.

  • The possibility to choose the fields to be extracted. In essence, this reduces the number of columns that the connector extracts.

These options can be used when creating the data source. They have been recently developed but we should have added those to our FAQs. We will do so shortly.

We will update this post in the future as we come up with new ways to improve performance and please feel free to reach out to us on if you would like to discuss further.

Many thanks again!