Presto 318 Documentation

6.5. Google Sheets Connector

6.5. Google Sheets Connector

The Google Sheets connector allows reading spreadsheets as tables in Presto.


Create etc/catalog/ to mount the Google Sheets connector as the sheets catalog, replacing the properties as appropriate:

Configuration Properties

The following configuration properties are available:

Property Name Description
credentials-path Path to the Google API JSON key file
metadata-sheet-id Sheet ID of the spreadsheet that contains the table mapping
sheets-data-max-cache-size Maximum number of spreadsheets to cache (defaults to 1000)
sheets-data-expire-after-write How long to cache spreadsheet data or metadata (defaults to 5m)


The connector requires credentials in order to access the Google Sheets API.

  1. Open the Google Sheets API page and click the Enable button. This will take you to the API manager page.
  2. Select a project using the drop down menu at the top of the page. Create a new project if you do not already have one.
  3. Choose Credentials in the left panel.
  4. Click Manage service accounts, then create a service account for the connector. On the Create key step, create and download a key in JSON format.

The key file will need to be available on the Presto coordinator and workers. Set the credentials-path configuration property to point to this file (the exact name of the file does not matter – it can be named anything).

Metadata Sheet

The metadata sheet is used to map table names to sheet IDs. Create a new metadata sheet. The first row must be a header row containing the following columns in this order:

  • Table Name
  • Sheet ID
  • Owner
  • Notes

See this example sheet as a reference.

The metadata sheet must be shared with the service account user (the one for which the key credentials file was created). Click the Share button to share the sheet with the email address of the service account.

Set the metadata-sheet-id configuration property to the ID of this sheet.

Querying Sheets

The service account user must have access to the sheet in order for Presto to query it. Click the Share button to share the sheet with the email address of the service account.

The sheet needs to be mapped to a Presto table name. Specify a table name (column A) and the sheet ID (column B) in the metadata sheet. To refer to a specific tab in the sheet, add the tab name after the sheet ID, separated with #.

API Usage Limits

The Google Sheets API has usage limits that may impact the usage of this connector. Increasing the cache duration and/or size may prevent the limit from being reached. Running queries on the information_schema.columns table without a schema and table name filter may lead to hitting the limit, as this requires fetching the sheet data for every table (unless it is already cached).