Google Drive Data Import – Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

Google Drive is one of the most popular and widely used file storage and synchronization services in the world that is used by many modern businesses of all sizes for storing their valuable information. For maximum efficiency, Route4Me provides frictionless integration with Google Drive that allows you to access and import data in a fast and effortless manner. Thus, you are able to import spreadsheets with route data into the system directly from your Google Drive and then use the imported data for planning and optimizing the most cost-effective routes. Being able to import data into your Route4Me account right from your Google Drive allows you to access your information from any point in the world and make your routing and logistics operations more mobile and flexible without having to rely on hard drive storages or being attached to a single computer or mobile device.

 

To plan one or multiple new routes with the data imported from your Google Drive, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Next, select the “Import Data” option in the corresponding window.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

After that, specify the preferred route parameters and then click on the “Create Route and Proceed to Add Addresses” button.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Next, select “Google Drive” from the list of all supported third-party cloud-based storages.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Then, click on the “Authorize” button to establish a connection between your Route4Me Account and Google Drive.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

After that, input your Gmail address from which you want to import data into the corresponding field.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Next, enter your Google Account password to sign in. Depending on your Google Account Security Settings, you may need to take more steps to sign in.

Google Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

After that, you can use the corresponding “Home” root directory to navigate through the folders and files on your Google Drive in order to find and select the file that you want to use for planning and optimizing one or multiple routes.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

You can also use the search to find the preferred folders by name.

Google Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Once you open the preferred folder, you can view all files that are stored in this folder on your Google Drive. Before importing a particular spreadsheet with route data into the system, make sure that this file is either in CSVXLS, or XLSX format and that it corresponds to Route4Me’s spreadsheet requirements (learn more). In the “Name” column, you can view the names of all files that are stored in the opened folder, and in the “Extension” column you can view the format of each corresponding file.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

To import a particular file from your Google Drive into the system, first, click on this file to select it and then click on the “Import Selected” button to proceed.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Once you import the selected spreadsheet, Route4Me processes the imported data and displays it in the corresponding window. By default, the system automatically processes all imported data with the “Auto (attempt detection)” Upload Encoding. Alternatively, you can manually match column titles to the data contained in the corresponding columns. To proceed, click on the “Continue to Review” button.

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

In the “Verify Addresses on Map” window, you can view all imported and processed addresses on the map, as well as check their geocoding statuses. Green colored dots indicate that the corresponding addresses were successfully geocoded with “High Confidence.” The addresses that have yellow or red colored dots next to them should be reviewed and fixed accordingly. After reviewing the imported addresses, click on the “Finish Import” button to plan the route(s).

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

Once the route is planned, it is optimized and then opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all your routes. When multiple routes are planned from a single spreadsheet, they are opened on the Routes Map (learn more).

Goggle Drive Data Import - Importing Data from Google Drive for Planning Routes

 

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