I have a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I want to share it with people that don't necessarily have a Google account by just sending a URL.

It's ok if everyone has the same rights but what if I want some people with read-only and others with read and write rights?

Is it possible for instance to have two URLs: one for read-only and another for read and write?


no, you "cant" have two URLs of the same document or sheet.

the closest you can get is to set Link sharing to On - Anyone with the link Can view and then invite individual people and give them individual read+write rights

the other way around is to have two URL links of two spreadsheets where one has open read+write rights for everyone with link (the original sheet) and the other one has only-read rights for everyone with link (dummy sheet that uses IMPORTRANGE() to import all data from the original sheet)

  • Sample Usage:

IMPORTRANGE("https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/abcd123abcd123", "Sheet1!A1:AA1000")

  • Thanks a lot. Solution two (read only sheet with IMPORTRANGE) is perfect for my needs. – Stéphane1405 Jun 28 '18 at 10:13

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