For this quick start, we’ll walk through how to use the API Connector for Google Sheets, using an example API request from an active public API.
SUPER QUICK START>>If you can’t wait, just enter the following example URL into the API URL Path, set an output sheet and click Run:
That’s it! But if you’d like more detail, read on for step by step instructions.
STEP BY STEP QUICK START
- Step 1: Add new API request
- Step 2: Configure your API request
- Step 3: Choose destination tab
- Step 4: Name and run
- Step 5: View the output
- Step 6: Customize your request
STEP 1: ADD NEW API REQUEST
After installing the plugin in Google Sheets, click Add-ons > API Connector > Create New API Request
STEP 2: CONFIGURE YOUR API REQUEST
A window will open on the right side of your browser. Under API URL path, enter the following API URL: https://financialmodelingprep.com/api/v3/company/stock/list
STEP 3: CHOOSE DESTINATION TAB
Create a new tab. You can name it anything but here we’ll call it “Stocks”. Click ‘Set’ to set this as the data destination.
Note that the tab must exist before you can choose it as a destination; if you type in a sheet name that doesn’t exist yet, you’ll receive an error message prompting you to retry. Leave the output type option as Overwrite.
STEP 4: NAME AND RUN
Again we’ll name the request “Stocks”. Click Run.
STEP 5: VIEW THE OUTPUT
Following the above steps, you should now be able to see this API data in your own sheet.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR REQUEST
- Include Headers
- Create an API Request Based on a Cell
- set up Scheduling
- get data from popular APIs like YouTube, GitHub, Mailchimp, Shopify, OpenWeatherMap, and many others.
If you still have questions, please leave a comment or reach out through the API Connector Contact Form.