How to split a Google Sheets tab

The easiest way to split a Google Sheets tab using Split CSV is the easiest way to split a large CSV or Excel (with a file extension of .csv or .xlsx) file into multiple files, and now natively supports Google Sheets. If you have a Google Sheets tab you need split into smaller pieces or separated out based on one of the values, read on! Here is the easiest way to split a Google Sheets tab into smaller CSV files (or other Google Sheets files!)

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Google Sheets button: this will open a Google Drive file picker, that conveniently shows all the sheets in your Google account.
    Pick a Google Sheets file
  3. Once you select a file and click the Select button, Split CSV will load the file. If there are multiple tabs to select from, you will be prompted to pick one. Make a selection from the dropdown and then click Upload.
    Select the tab to upload
  4. Your selection will be uploaded and the number of rows will be displayed. You can click the Split Options button to continue.
    Number of rows of data in the selected tab
  5. Once the Split Options page loads, make your selections: below, we are splitting by value. Click the Output Details button to continue once you've made your selection.
    Split Options
  6. On the Output Details page, pick where you want the split files to be saved: below, we are downloading a zip file with the individual files, but we could choose to save them back to Google Drive as well. Click the Advanced Options button to continue.
    Selecting output details
  7. You can now select any advanced options, including dropping specific columns, re-ordering the output column order or adding new additional columns. Select Confirm Order to verify your selections.
    Advanced Options
  8. Once your selections are verified, click the Split button.
    Completing the order
  9. You'll get a confirmation message, and shortly afterwards the split will show progress updates. You can close the window or choose to wait for the results: you will receive an email once the split is completed.
    Split submitted
  10. Once the split is complete, you can download the results.
    Completed split


Happy splitting!