I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Sheets. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2,000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with the title: Document Title (1) instead of adding a new row to the original spreadsheet. I've manually added ~40,000 more rows to the original document, but IFTTT still adds them to the Document Title (1) document.

I'd like to have all the rows added to just one document.

How can I accomplish this?

  • The problem is it doesn't add rows past 2000 lines. I want one document not many documents.
    – bmikolaj
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 16:00
  • This would seem to be a feature request / support question for the IFTTT folks.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 16:30
  • I was trying to find IFTTT support, but their help and contact pages are useless. They don't respond to tweets.
    – bmikolaj
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 16:55

1 Answer 1


Unfortunately, this is actually an issue on Google's end. There is a limit of 400,000 cells, (source) or 2 million cells (for the new Google Sheets) per spreadsheet. (source).

When IFTTT reaches this limit it makes a new spreadsheet.

One temporary way to get around this limit is by deleting the columns you don't need (for example columns E onwards). This decreases the number of cells you are using of your 400,000 / 2 million limit. But this only helps until you reach the new limit of rows.

If your sheet is still an old version another possible solution is making it a "new version sheet"

Once IFTTT decides to create a new spreadsheet all new data will be added to the new one, regardless of if you have added 'extra space'


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