Streamlining Weekly Data Summaries with Google Sheets and Gmail

In the fast-paced world of data analysis and reporting, providing regular updates and summaries is crucial for staying informed and making informed decisions. However, manually compiling and sending weekly data summaries can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Fortunately, with the power of Google Sheets and Gmail, you can automate this process, ensuring that stakeholders receive timely and accurate updates with minimal effort. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to automate the creation and sending of weekly data summaries using Google Apps Script.


The sendWeeklySummary() function leverages Google Apps Script to automate the process of generating and emailing weekly data summaries. By pulling data from a Google Sheets spreadsheet and sending it via Gmail, this script streamlines the workflow, saving time and reducing manual effort.

Step 1: Set up the Google Apps Script:

To get started, open Google Sheets and create a new Google Apps Script file by going to Extensions > Apps Script from the menu bar. In the Apps Script editor, paste the following code:

function sendWeeklySummary() {
const sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet();
const dataRange = sheet.getDataRange();
const data = dataRange.getValues();
const summary = data.reduce((acc, row) => acc + row[0] + ": " + row[1] + "\n", "Weekly Summary:\n");

to: "",
subject: "Weekly Data Summary",
body: summary

This function retrieves data from the active Google Sheets spreadsheet, formats it into a weekly summary, and sends it via email using Gmail. The summary includes data from the first two columns of the spreadsheet, with each row formatted as <label>: <value>.

Step 2: Run the Script:

Save the script and return to your Google Sheets spreadsheet. From the toolbar, click on Run > Run function > sendWeeklySummary. This will execute the sendWeeklySummary function, which will generate the weekly data summary and send it via email.

Step 3: View the Sent Email:

Once the script has finished running, check the specified email address for the sent email titled “Weekly Data Summary”. The email body will contain the formatted weekly summary, providing stakeholders with a clear and concise overview of the data.


Automating the creation and sending of weekly data summaries using Google Sheets and Gmail streamlines the reporting process, ensuring that stakeholders receive timely and accurate updates without the need for manual intervention. By leveraging the power of Google Apps Script, you can automate repetitive tasks, freeing up time to focus on more strategic activities.

With this automation in place, you can provide regular insights and updates to stakeholders, enabling informed decision-making and driving business success. Embrace the efficiency of automation and simplify your reporting workflow today!