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Import ActiveCampaign Data to Google Sheets
In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull data from the ActiveCampaign API directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets.
We'll first get an API key from ActiveCampaign, and then set up a request to pull in contact data from ActiveCampaign to your spreadsheet.
- Before You Begin
- Part 1: Get ActiveCampaign API Key
- Part 2: Pull ActiveCampaign API Data into Sheets
- Part 3: Handle Pagination
- Part 4: API Documentation
Before You Begin
Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.
Part 1: Get Your ActiveCampaign API Key
- Log in to ActiveCampaign and click Settings in the left side navigation menu.
- The Account Settings menu will appear. Click Developer.
- You should now see a page containing your API URL and Key. Keep the key handy as you'll need it in a moment. Congrats! You're now ready to use the ActiveCampaign API.
Part 2: Pull ActiveCampaign API Data into Sheets
For this example, we'll get a list of contacts created before a certain date. Where it says
your-domain, substitute in your own domain (you should be able to see this in the URL bar when you're logged into ActiveCampaign).
- Open up Google Sheets and click Extensions > API Connector > Open > Create request.
- In the request form enter the following:
- Request URL:
- Create a new tab and click Set current to use that tab as your data destination.
- Name your request and click Run. A moment later you’ll see a list of contacts populate your sheet.
- Change the endpoints as described in the documentation to retrieve different data. For example, changing it from
/campaignswill produce a list of all your ActiveCampaign campaigns.
- If your contacts utilize custom fields, these custom field values can be retrieved using the
/fieldValuesendpoint. As the fieldValues endpoint will only produce their ID, you can also use the
/fieldsendpoint to get their name. Once you have all the values in Sheets, you can merge them together as desired using queries and other functions native to Sheets.
Part 3: Handle Pagination
- Note Active Campaign's limits on the number of records returned on a response. By default, only 20 records will be returned unless you use the 'limit' and 'offset' parameters as described in their documentation.
- With API Connector you can either add those parameters manually or loop through them automatically with offset-limit pagination handling (paid feature), like this:
- API URL: enter your request URL as usual, including limit=100
- Pagination type:
- Offset parameter:
- Limit parameter:
- Limit value:
- Run until: choose when the request should stop running.
Part 4: API Documentation
Official API documentation: https://developers.activecampaign.com/reference