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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 known for its fantastic APIs.
There are 2 ways to connect to the Stripe API:
- Preset “Connect” button (OAuth) premium
- Personal API key. Please check the appendix for detailed instructions to retrieve your key.
- Before You Begin
- Part 1: Connect to the Stripe API
- Part 2: Fetch Data from Stripe
- Part 3: Create a Custom API Request
- Part 4: Fetch and Append New Data
- Part 5: Handle Pagination
- Part 6: API Documentation
- Appendix: Connect with a Stripe API Key
Before You Begin
Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.
Part 1: Connect to the Stripe API
The easiest way to get started with the Stripe API is through API Connector’s built-in integration. Please note: you must have the Administrator role in Stripe to access this connection. To see your account role, check your Profile page.
- Select Stripe from the drop-down list of applications
- Under Authorization, click Connect to Stripe
- You’ll be asked to authorize the connection. Click Connect.
- Once you connect the account, you’ll be returned to your Google Sheet and can verify that the connection is active.
Part 2: Fetch Data from Stripe
Now that we’re connected, let’s pull some data into Sheets.
- Under Endpoint, choose
/chargesto get a list of charges for your account.
- Optionally set the
createdor other parameters to filter by date or other measures.
- Select a destination sheet, name your request, and click Run.
Part 3: Create a Custom Request
Alternatively, you can create a custom request instead of using API Connector’s built-in integration. When you create a custom request, you add your complete URL into the request URL field, and choose Stripe from the OAuth menu.
To easily convert your preset request to a custom request, click Output Options > More Options > Add Request URL. This will print your URL into your sheet where you can copy and paste it into a custom request.
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:
- Run an initial (custom) request like
- Use the field editor to select just the fields you want and assign them to specific columns in your report.
- 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)
- Switch your request to Append mode and use that maximum date in your request URL like this:
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.
- Set your request to run on a schedule. You won’t need to update your request again.
Part 5: Handle Pagination
- 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.
- You can run these request URLs manually, or loop through them automatically using pagination handling (paid feature), like this:
- Pagination type:
- Next token parameter:
- Next token path:
- Run until: choose when to stop fetching data
- Pagination type:
Part 6: API Documentation
Official API documentation: https://stripe.com/docs/api
Appendix: Connect with a Stripe API Key
- As a free alternative to connecting via OAuth, you can connect with your own API key. Log in to Stripe and click Developers > API keys from the left-hand menu
- On this page, you’ll see that API keys have already been automatically created for you. Click Reveal live key to see your key. That’s it, you have your key.
- To use your key, add it to the Headers section, where Key = Authorization, Value = Bearer your_key
- Since you’re connecting with an API key, leave OAuth set to None.