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How to Export and Sync ClickUp Data Into Google Sheets Automatically with 2-Way Updates
Featured image illustrating a step-by-step guide on syncing ClickUp to Google Sheets through Unito, depicted by the connected logos through circles and dotted lines.

How to Export and Sync ClickUp Data Into Google Sheets Automatically with 2-Way Updates

This guide will show you how to quickly set up a no-code 2-way integration with Unito that continually pushes a ClickUp export into Google Sheets and keeps both updated in real time.

ClickUp is a superb project management tool with a range of useful features to enhance collaboration among your teams and departments. However, when it comes to reporting and building dashboards, there’s no replacement for the simplicity and flexibility of a spreadsheet.

Google Sheets enables users to quickly generate reports and organize data in a way that’s visually appealing and easy to scan. Unfortunately, although some of us may try, Google Sheets cannot manage projects or tasks in the same way ClickUp does. But luckily, you don’t have to choose!

Unito seamlessly integrates ClickUp with Google Sheets through a simple, no-code 2-way integration that allows you to easily export ClickUp data to your spreadsheet for simplified reporting.

Here’s a tutorial showing you how to sync ClickUp and Microsoft Excel. The steps are almost identical to this Google Sheets integration:

Here’s an article for ClickUp users who want to sync with Microsoft Excel.

By the end of this walkthrough, we’ll show you how anyone on your team can set up a 2-way Unito flow that exports your ClickUp list into Google Sheets with automated 2-way updates.

In this Google Sheets ClickUp integration guide:

Step 1. Prepare your spreadsheet

From the Google Workspace Marketplace you can install Unito Spreadsheet Sync, which is required in order to sync your spreadsheets to ClickUp.

IMPORTANT: Unito’s Spreadsheet Sync add-on for Google Sheets will create two additional columns labeled: “UnitoID” and “Last Modified”. Only data between those two columns will sync with Unito.

Don’t delete or modify these columns! You can hide them, but if they’re removed from an active spreadsheet, your data will stop syncing.

The first and last columns are created by the Unito add-on. You can hide the columns if you don’t want to see them in your reports, but don’t delete them.
Here’s a tutorial video showing you how to set up the extension (click to expand):

Option 1: Manual header row

Name each cell in the first row to match ClickUp fields (here’s a list of all supported ClickUp fields in Unito). They don’t have to be case sensitive or identical as long as you know which column matches with which data field in ClickUp.

Option 2: Auto-populated header row

Click here for instructions on how to auto-populate your header row
  1. Open a new sheet, install the add-on, and open Unito Spreadsheet Sync.
  2. Click “Add 2 columns” to create the necessary “UnitoID” and “Last Modified” columns.
  3. Then, open Unito and create a flow following the instructions in this guide.
  4. During field mapping, choose to automatically populate your header row.
Screenshot of Unito prompt to auto-populate Google Sheets with a header row for Google Ads data to sync through Unito's automated integration

Step 2: Connect ClickUp and Google Sheets to Unito

  1. Now you can go to the Unito App and click +Create Flow.
  2. Click Start Here to connect your tools.
  3. Select +Add a tool to this flow in either column and connect ClickUp. Then click +Choose account to specify the ClickUp account you want to use.
  4. Pick the ClickUp list you want to connect to Unito.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to connect Google Sheets with Unito.
Connecting ClickUp and Google Sheets with Unito
This is a completed tool connection screen displaying the ClickUp list we’ve chosen connected to a specific Google Sheet that we’ve called “Data Dump” since we plan on later turning that information into an easily scannable dashboard.

If you can’t find the spreadsheet you’re trying to connect, simply copy-paste the URL into the search bar within the Choose a sheet drop-down menu:

A screenshot of a Google Sheet spreadsheet being added to Unito as a block of work.

Click Confirm when you’re ready to proceed.

Step 3: Set a flow direction to create new ClickUp tasks or Google Sheets rows automatically

Flow direction determines how new tasks or rows are created by Unito. So with a two-way sync at this stage, adding new rows to Google Sheets would create a matching task in ClickUp, and vice versa. Since we’re building a report in a spreadsheet, we’ll choose a one-way sync from ClickUp to Google Sheets:

A screenshot of the flow direction screen in Unito, pushing new work items in one direction, from ClickUp to Google Sheets.

Note: Later, you’ll be able to add field mappings to determine which fields will be kept updated in both tools — regardless of the flow direction you set here.

Select Confirm when you’ve chosen a flow direction.

Step 4: Filter out unrelated ClickUp tasks from syncing to Google Sheets

This is where you can set rules in Unito (conditions or triggers) that filter out ClickUp tasks from exporting to Google Sheets.

This can be useful if you’re building reports based on the work of specific assignees, or have tasks for multiple projects in the same list, or another use case that would be easier to review with fewer tasks synced.

A screenshot of the rules screen in Unito, integrating ClickUp and Google Sheets.
In this example, Unito will only sync ClickUp tasks that are not labelled “backlog” or “descoped”.

If you don’t change the default rules, then Unito will only sync tasks that are created after you launch this flow. That’s a safeguard to let you test out the export before syncing historical work items. You can remove it by simply clicking the bin icon:

A screenshot of a creation date rule being removed in Unito.

You can learn more about setting up rules here.

Fields represent the details of your spreadsheet rows and ClickUp tasks, e.g., title, description, assignee, etc. Since you’re exporting task data to a spreadsheet, they will only appear as numbers or text fields.

If you’re working with a new sheet for this integration, then as described above you’ll be able to auto-populate your header row as well as a table of field mappings in Unito.

Screenshot of Unito prompt to auto-populate Google Sheets with a header row for Google Ads data to sync through Unito's automated integration

Otherwise, you’ll see this screen instead:

A screenshot of the first step of Unito's field mapping process: picking auto-map or start from scratch.
In this case, click auto map my fields, then add mappings manually for any fields that were not auto-mapped by Unito.

On the next screen, select +Add mapping, then Select a field in ClickUp and Google Sheets to pair your fields together. Here’s our demo’s set of field mappings between ClickUp and Google Sheets:

Field mappings between ClickUp and Google Sheets
This table shows you the relationship between fields in ClickUp and fields in Google Sheets. Each set of arrows indicates how changes refresh your data. In the above example, if I change the assignee in ClickUp, the assignee will change in Google Sheets, but not vice versa. Meanwhile, if the due date changes in either app, the other will refresh accordingly.

Click Confirm when you’re satisfied with your field mappings.

Find out more about setting field mappings.

Sync custom fields to maximize your flow’s potential

Unito truly shines when you sync custom fields between tools. No other integration or automation solution on the market offers as much room for flexibility and personalization as our 2-way sync platform.

Here’s another example of field mappings from a Salesforce power user. All fields with a blue question mark icon indicate custom fields created in Salesforce that were included in the flow:

Note: If you change a column name in a synced spreadsheet, be sure to update your flow’s field mappings in Unito or else your data will stop syncing.

Step 6: Launch your ClickUp Google Sheets integration

And that’s it! You’ve just built a flow between ClickUp and Google Sheets. Congratulations!

If you followed the steps above, your flow will now:

  • Automatically create new Google Sheets rows based on specific ClickUp tasks.
  • Keep your spreadsheet and list updated in real-time.
ClickUp synced to Google Sheets with Unito
Each ClickUp task can become a row in Google Sheets with your fields as columns with the help of a few simple rules set up in Unito. From there you can work your magic to create dashboards based on live data.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.

FAQ: Unito’s ClickUp Google Sheets integration

Here are some additional resources to help you get started:

Troubleshooting guides for Unito’s Google Sheets integration:

Why export ClickUp to Google Sheets with Unito?

This workflow will help your business save time by eliminating manual input and the risk of human error. Unito’s automated platform gives your teams the opportunity to, instead, focus on high-value work instead of mundane data entry.

ClickUp works for just about any industry or role. However, there are times when you need more than just a task list: You need facts and figures that can be formatted nicely in a spreadsheet.

Maybe your manager, or key stakeholders don’t use ClickUp, or maybe you need to share key information with another team without inviting them into your ClickUp workspace.

Either way, rather than spending countless hours manually transferring data from ClickUp to Google Sheets, your business can connect them via Unito’s two-way sync feature.

Can you export custom fields?

Absolutely! Unito’s ClickUp-Google Sheets integration includes support for custom fields in ClickUp, such as:

  • Checkbox
  • Currency
  • Date
  • Dropdown
  • Email
  • Label

You can get a full list of supported fields for this integration here.

How secure is Unito’s ClickUp Google Sheets integration?

We understand how valuable your data is, which is why we take pride in being SOC 2 Type 2 certified and GDPR compliant. Your data is fully encrypted from end-to-end whenever you sync with Unito.

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Can you integrate Google Sheets with ClickUp?

Unito’s integration for Google Sheets and ClickUp allows you to export data from ClickUp lists to a spreadsheet, creating a two-way link between both tools that keeps everything up to date as you work. Your team can keep up with important projects no matter which tool they prefer.

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What kind of support or training does Unito offer ClickUp users?

Although Unito is a no-code solution (meaning anyone can use it without needing to write a line of code), it helps to understand the basics of integration technology. Training your colleagues on the platform is important to assist everyone in maneuvering through your ClickUp workflow post-integration.

That’s why we offer our users a range of resources based on how they prefer to learn, including:

Can you integrate ClickUp with Excel?

Absolutely! Unito also offers an integration for ClickUp and Microsoft Excel that works essentially the same way this one does. You can get a full guide to it here.