Creating QR Codes with Google Sheets: A Simplified Approach

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Understanding Google Sheets QR Code

Hello, I’m Tracy. Today we’re diving into the topic of Google Sheets QR code. As the world becomes more digital, QR codes have become increasingly popular as a super quick way to access information or websites. And, guess what? You can easily generate them right in Google Sheets.

What is Google Sheets QR Code?

A Google Sheets QR code is essentially a QR (Quick Response) code that you generate within Google Sheets. A QR code is a type of matrix barcode that stores data as a series of pixels in a square grid, which can be scanned using a smartphone or QR reader to quickly access information or a website. Google Sheets allows you to easily generate these QR codes for any cell in your spreadsheet.

How to Generate a Google Sheets QR Code?

Creating a QR code in Google Sheets is a straightforward process. All you need is the proper formula. For instance, if you want to create a QR code for a URL, you could use something like =IMAGE(×150&cht=qr&chl= & B1), where B1 is the cell containing your URL.

This formula leverages Google’s Chart API to generate a 150×150 pixel QR code image, which is then displayed within your Google Sheets document.

What Can You Use a Google Sheets QR Code For?

QR codes created in Google Sheets can be used for many different purposes. For example, they can conveniently be linked to:

1. Websites
2. App downloads
3. Contact Information
4. Message prompts
5. Location coordinates
6. Wi-Fi Access

And much more…these are just a few examples.


Creating a Google Sheets QR Code is simple, efficient and can be a powerful tool for businesses and personal use alike. With a QR code, your audience can quickly access and interact with your content. Remember, I’m here to make tech more approachable; if you can browse the web and do basic spreadsheets, you can generate your own QR codes.

I hope you found this guide helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at if you have any questions or need further assistance.


1. Google Developers (Google Charts)
2. Google Support (Google Sheets)