Ingesting a Google Sheets CSV File into DataHub using the UI

Original Slack Thread

Hello! A newbie here. How to ingest a Google Sheets file (published to web as CSV) into datahub?

  1. I’m using UI for ingestions;
  2. v0.13.2
  3. Google Sheets file as CSV

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  1. Are you using UI or CLI for ingestion?
  2. Which DataHub version are you using? (e.g. 0.12.0)
  3. What data source(s) are you integrating with DataHub? (e.g. BigQuery)

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To ingest a Google Sheets file (published to the web as CSV) into DataHub using the UI, follow these steps:


  1. Publish Google Sheets as CSV: Ensure your Google Sheets file is published to the web in CSV format.
  2. Create a New Source in DataHub UI: Use the DataHub UI to create a new ingestion source for CSV.
  3. Configure the Source: Provide the URL of the published CSV file in the configuration.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Publish Google Sheets as CSV:

    • Open your Google Sheets document.
    • Go to File > Share > Publish to the web.
    • Choose Comma-separated values (.csv) as the format.
    • Copy the generated URL.
  2. Create a New Source in DataHub UI:

    • Navigate to the DataHub UI and go to the Ingestion tab.
    • Click on + Create new source at the top left of the table.
  3. Configure the Source:

    • Scroll to the bottom of the sources list and select CSV.
    • Fill out the form with the necessary details:
      • Source Type: CSV
      • URL: Paste the URL of the published Google Sheets CSV file.
    • Save and run the ingestion.

Example Configuration
Here is an example of how the configuration might look:

  type: csv
    url: ""

Additional Notes

  • Ensure that the Google Sheets file is accessible to anyone with the link.
  • The CSV ingestion in DataHub is primarily for adding metadata, like glossary terms and tags, to existing entities.