Question

Google Sheeets vlookup

  • 31 January 2023
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Use-Case: 

  • I have a connection to a google sheet, each new entry creates a row in google sheet with an integer, a specific ID
  • I want to convert the ID with a vlookup in Google sheets to a string

How I tried to do it: 

  • I created an additional empty field in zapier
  • in the Google Sheet I have a vlookup in the last column for converting the integer into a string

Problem: 

  • In the Google sheet the field that is empty in the Zapier-Mapping gets shown as #NV. Any new row coming in from zapier gets added below the last #NV. The vlookup gets ignored

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Userlevel 7
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Hi @mathiasmenzl 

Good question.

Perhaps consider using a different approach by using Airtable instead of GSheets.

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Hey @mathiasmenzl! I’m an Airtable fan as well (makes vlookups super easy) however, if you’re wanting to stick with Google Sheets, I wonder if you could use this “default value” workaround to always populate something in that column?

https://help.zapier.com/hc/en-us/articles/8496278339725-Set-default-values-for-blank-fields-in-Zaps#2-set-up-the-default-value-text-transform-0-1

Check it out and let us know what you think and which route you end up going. We want to make sure you’re good to go here! 🙂