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8x8 Web Dialer: Create a Web Page with Clickable Phone Numbers using Google Sheets
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8x8 Web Dialer: Create a Web Page with Clickable Phone Numbers using Google Sheets

Objective

This article will show you how to use a Google Sheets spreadsheet to create an HTML webpage with phone numbers that the 8x8 Web Dialer Chrome extension can make clickable for outbound calling.

  • Use of 8x8 Web Dialer requires that you also use the 8x8 Work for Desktop softphone application.
  • The 8x8 Web Dialer Chrome browser extension must be installed from here.

Applies To

  • Google Sheets
  • Google Chrome
  • 8x8 Web Dialer Chrome extension
  • 8x8 Work for Desktop

Procedure

In Google Sheets:

  1. Open or create a spreadsheet, and add your contact information.
  • If there is a leading 0 or + in a phone number, you will need to prefix the number with a single quote character ( ) for Sheets to keep the leading 0 or to know the + is not start of a SUM operation.
  • It's always advisable to use the standard E164 format for your phone numbers, which is the + symbol followed by the country code and phone number. Essentially enter the phone number as though you were going to dial it, but with a leading + symbol.

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  1. Go to File.
  2. Click Publish to the web.

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  1. Choose to publish either the Entire Document or just specific a Sheet.
  2. Choose whether to Link or Embed the sheet.
  3. Click Publish.

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  1. You can then copy the Link for a standalone web page, or copy the Embed link to add to your own webpage.

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  1. The published sheet will now contain phone numbers that are clickable when using the 8x8 Web Dialer extension.

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