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Import Kraken Data to Google Sheets

In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull public market and cryptocurrency data from the Kraken API directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets. Kraken is an trading exchange for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.

The output for Kraken isn’t very well structured for a tabular format like Sheets, and their naming conventions are (in my opinion) unnecessarily cryptic, so you will need to restructure the data after you pull it into Sheets. But with that said, it can still be a nice alternative to more popular crypto APIs like CoinGecko, since it is more reliable and provides a lot of detailed data points.


Before You Begin

Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.

Part 1: Create Your Kraken API Request URL

We’ll follow the Kraken API documentation to access the latest Bitcoin-USD crypto quotes.

  • API root:
  • Endpoint: /0/public/Ticker
  • Query Strings: ?pair=xbtusd

Putting it together, we get the full API Request URL:

Note that these market data endpoints are publicly available (a Kraken account is not required).

Part 2: Pull Kraken API Data into Sheets

We can now enter our URL into API Connector.

  1. Open up Google Sheets and click Extensions > API Connector > Open.
  2. In the Create screen, enter the Request URL we just created
  3. We don’t need any OAuth authentication, so leave that set to None.
  4. This is a free, public API so we don’t need to enter any headers either. Just leave this section blank.
  5. Create a new tab and click Set current to use that tab as your data destination.
  6. Name your request and click Run. A moment later you’ll see the latest ticker data for XBT (Bitcoin) and USD in your Google Sheet:
  7. The output here is pretty confusing, so we need to refer to the documentation to know what it means:
    kraken-img4Basically, the output contains the currency pair you selected, and then letters representing the fields you see above (a = ask array, b = bid array, c = last trade closed aray, v = volume array, and so on).
  8. Since these field names use individual letters instead of names, we need to rename those fields to make it meaningful. To rename your fields, open the visual field editor by clicking Edit Fields, then click the blue pencil in each header and enter a new name for each column (for example: ask_price, ask_whole_lot_volume, ask_lot_volume,bid_price, bid_whole_lot_volume, ask_lot_volume, last_trade_price, last_trade_lot_volume, volume_today, volume_last_24h, volume_weighted_avg_price_today, volume_weighted_avg_price_24h, numer_trades_today, number_trades_last_24h, low_today, low_last_24h, high_today, high_last_24h, today_opening_price)

Part 3: More Example API URLs

Check the documentation for a full list of endpoints, but if you just want to jump in you can try the following URLs, one at a time:

  • Depth (Order Book)
  • Trades (Time and Sales)
  • Assets

Part 4: API Documentation

Official API documentation:

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7 thoughts on “Import Kraken Data to Google Sheets”

  1. Can you explain the 6 data outputs that come through with this API and which is the actual current price of the coin? Trying to pull the current price into another sheet and am an amateur at this.

    • Hey there, I’m not sure which 6 data outputs you mean, can you please let me know which endpoint you’re using? I just added more information regarding the /ticker endpoint, so maybe that will also help answer your question. In the ticker endpoint, the current price is returned as the first value in the “a” array.


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