Learn how to manage data residency for your AppSheet apps.
- What is AppSheet data residency?
- What data is stored in the EU region?
- Which data sources are supported in the EU region?
- Before you begin: Consider tradeoffs
- Enable the EU region on your Enterprise Plus account
- Select the region to use for your apps
- Copy an app between regions
- Manage IP addresses and firewall information for the EU region
Your AppSheet app data is subject to the laws of the country in which it is stored and data privacy and security protections can vary by region. To help you meet data residency requirements, AppSheet gives you the ability to control the geographical area, or "region", in which your data is stored and processed.
Today, you can choose to store your AppSheet app data in the following regions:
European Union (EU)
Data is stored and processed in EU region only. This helps customers by supporting compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data protection requirements.
Global (All regions)
Data storage is not restricted. This is the default.
The data that is stored in the EU region includes (but is not limited to):
- App definitions
- Data source configurations and access tokens
- Customer data in AppSheet databases
- Audit logs
- Backups (described below)
AppSheet maintains backups of primary data for disaster recovery and business continuity. In rare cases, AppSheet uses backups to restore data and maintain high reliability.
These backups aren’t available to restore data upon customer request. Backups expire (are overwritten) on defined timelines.
All data sources are supported in the EU region, excluding the following:
- Microsoft Excel
Selecting a specific region doesn't provide performance improvements or fine-tuning for your network or data access. Take the following factors into consideration before selecting your region:
Users outside of the region where their data is located might experience higher latency in some cases. Latency could happen while:
- Editing shared objects in real time across regions
- Sharing files, such as documents, with someone outside the user's region
- Traveling internationally
- In rare cases, when a data region has been selected users outside that region might lose access to the data due to events beyond Google’s control (for example, natural disasters).
If there are apps in multiple regions that share the same data source, your users may be more likely to run into concurrency issues, as described in Concurrent usage with multiple users. AppSheet currently recommends that you avoid sharing data sources across regions if possible.
To enable the EU data residency on your Enterprise Plus account, contact your AppSheet Sales representative.
If both EU and global regions are supported for your Enterprise plus account and your company doesn't enforce the use of one region, you can select the region based on the URL you use to access AppSheet:
eu.appsheet.com: View and create apps in the EU region.
appsheet.com: View and create apps in the Global region.
Only apps created in the selected region are displayed and accessible from the My Apps page.
To copy an app between regions, perform the following steps:
- Sign in to AppSheet.
- Perform one of the following steps for the app you want to copy:
- On the My Apps page, locate the app and select More > Copy.
- Open the app in the editor and select Manage > Collaborate & Publish > Copy App.
If you are using the legacy editorOpen the app in the editor, select Manage > Author, and click Copy App.
- In the Copy your app dialog, click Copy to region.
- In the App name field, edit the name of the app, if desired.
- In the Region list, select the region to copy the app to (such as
- Click Copy.
If you are managing network traffic within your organization, or if you need to request AppSheet traffic be added to your allow list, use the AppSheet IP addresses for the EU data residency described in Manage IP addresses and firewall information.