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Import Stripe Data to Google Sheets

In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull transactions from the Stripe API directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Google Sheets. Stripe is of course a popular payment processor.

We'll first get an API key from Stripe, and then set up a request to pull in Stripe API data to your spreadsheet.

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Before You Begin

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

Part 1: Get your Stripe API Key

  1. Log in to Stripe and click Developers > API keys
    stripe-developers
  2. On this page, you'll see that API keys have already been automatically created for you. While you can use these, for added security let's create a restricted key. Click Create restricted key.
    stripe-createrestrictedkey
  3. Here you'll be prompted to choose which data points your key should have access to. Most likely you'll want read access to Charges, but you may also want to add access to Balance, Customers, Products, Subscriptions, and so on. Just select what you think you need; you can always change this later.
    stripe-restrictedpermissions
  4. Once you've selected your permissions, scroll down and click Create key. Your new key will appear; copy it as you'll need it soon!
    stripe-restrictedkey

    Note: When you use this key, enter it with the word Bearer in front, e.g. Bearer rk_live_11111


Part 2: Pull Data from Stripe to Sheets

The easiest way to get started with the Stripe API is through API Connector’s built-in integration.

  1. Select Stripe from the drop-down list of applications
    stripe-application
  2. Under Authorization, enter your new API key with the word Bearer in front of it.
    stripe-keyauth
  3. Under Endpoint, choose /charges to get a list of charges for your account.
    stripe-endpoints
  4. Optionally set the created or other parameters to filter by date or other measures. Pay attention to the limit parameter as Stripe will only send 10 records by default.
    stripe-limit
  5. Select a destination sheet, name your request, and click Run.
    stripe-keyresponse

Part 3: Create a Custom Request

Alternatively, you can create a custom request instead of using API Connector’s built-in integration, using any of the endpoints and parameters shown in the API documentation.

To create a custom request, add the complete URL into the request URL field, and add a header where Key = Authorization, Value = Bearer secret_key
stripe-keycustomresponse

To easily convert from a preset request to a custom API URL, tick the Add request URL box before running your preset request (under Output options). This will print out your complete API URL, which you can then copy/paste into the request URL field.

Part 4: Fetch and Append New Data

Rather than retrieving the entire data set each time you run your request, you can set your request to fetch new data only. There are a few approaches you could take; here's one:

  1. Run an initial (custom) request like https://api.stripe.com/v1/charges?limit=100
  2. Use the field editor to select just the fields you want and assign them to specific columns in your report.
  3. Create a new sheet called Inputs that contains this function:  =max(Charges!F:F). That will grab the most recent date from the API response (change F:F to whichever column holds your create date)
  4. Switch your request to Append mode and use that maximum date in your request URL like this:  https://api.stripe.com/v1/charges?limit=100&created[gt]=+++Inputs!B2+++.
  5. created[gt] means 'created greater than', so this will ensure that each request only retrieves new data, and append mode will add that new data to the end of your existing dataset.
  6. Set your request to run on a schedule. You won't need to update your request again.

Part 5: Handle Pagination

  1. By default, Stripe will only return 10 records at a time. To retrieve more, use the 'limit' and 'starting_after' parameters as described in their documentation.
  2. You can run these request URLs manually, or loop through them automatically using pagination handling (paid feature), like this:
    • Pagination type: cursor
    • Next token parameter: starting_after
    • Next token path: data.id
    • Run until: choose when to stop fetching data
      stripe-pagination-cursor

Part 6: API Documentation

Official API documentation: https://stripe.com/docs/api

10 thoughts on “Import Stripe Data to Google Sheets”

  1. Hi, I used the API connector to get my Stripe charges into a g-sheet. all works fine but the amounts are somehow coming in a wrong format. e.g. a payment of EUR 11,25 is flowing in as 1125,00. Strange enough, it looks as payments >EUR 100,00 are formatted correctly. Does anyone have a hint?

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    • Hi Guy, Stripe reports data in the smallest currency unit, e.g. $10 will be reported as 1000. Can you add a column that divides by 100?

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  2. Dear Ana,
    thank you very much for your great support. I could solve the issue by dividing by 100. Fantastic tool.
    Guy

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  3. Hi Ana,
    is there an issue with the API "balance". All APIs seem to be working fine but for "balance" I always get this error message, even though I am using the same parameters as for the other requests:

    Completed with errors
    - Server responded with an error (400) show response{ "error": { "code": "parameter_unknown", "doc_url": "https://stripe.com/docs/error-codes/parameter-unknown", "message": "Received unknown parameter: limit", "param": "limit", "type": "invalid_request_error" } }

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    • I tested and it worked fine for me, but I only have 2 promotion codes in my account.
      "Failed to run request" means that the request timed out, so I suppose you might run into this issue if you have a very large number of promotion codes, do you think that's the case here?

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    • I see, it looks like /payouts is missing from our list of integrated endpoints, I'll get that added in. In the meantime, you can run a custom request to https://api.stripe.com/v1/payouts.

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