How to insert a UUID or GUID in Google Sheets

Flex Input is the fastest and easiest way to insert a UUID or GUID in Google Sheets

Flex Input is the easiest way to get your content from where it is to where you need it to be. GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers, also known as UUIDs or Universally Unique Identifers) are reference numbers typically used when a unique identifier is needed but no central authority is available to issue identifiers. In common usage they are represented as a 36-character string formatted like 06237BD8-B9C2-4415-8934-DC5261E9C3CD or {DCD11818-544C-4CDF-B449-CB588536F13E}. If you need GUIDs as part of your Google Sheet, Flex Input makes it easy. Here's how:

1. Open your Google Sheets™ file, then select the specific cell(s) you'd like to insert the GUID into. You can select a single cell or a range.

Select target cells

2. Click the Extensions menu, select Flex Input, select Insert and then select GUID.

Inserting the GUIDs

3. The selected cell(s) will be filled with new GUID values (note that any existing content in the selected cell(s) will be overwritten).

Newly-inserted GUID values

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