Print

Import Vimeo Data to Google Sheets

premium

In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull video data directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets.

Contents

Before You Begin

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

Part 1: Pull Vimeo API Data into Sheets

For this example, we'll get a list of Vimeo videos that match a string.

  1. Open up Google Sheets and click Extensions > API Connector > Open > Create request.
  2. In the request form enter the following:
    • ApplicationCustom
    • MethodGET
    • Request URLhttps://api.vimeo.com/users?query=bluebird
    • OAuthVimeo
  3. When you select Vimeo from the OAuth menu, you'll see a blue Connect button if you haven't already authorized the connection. Click through to enable the connection.
  4. Create a new tab and click Set current to use that tab as your data destination.
  5. Name your request and click Run. A moment later you’ll see the response data populate your sheet.
    vimeo-response

Part 2: More Example API URLs

You can access the full API documentation here, but if you just want to get started, you can try the following URLs.

  • Videos in your feed
    https://api.vimeo.com/me/feed
  • Get your followers
    https://api.vimeo.com/me/followers
  • Get information about yourself
    https://api.vimeo.com/me
  • Get your watch history
    https://api.vimeo.com/me/watched/videos
  • Video categories
    https://api.vimeo.com/categories
  • Videos in a category
    https://api.vimeo.com/categories/{category}/videos
  • Comments on a video
    https://api.vimeo.com/videos/{video_id}/comments

Part 3: Handle Pagination

Vimeo limits the number of records returned in each request. By default, only 25 records will be returned unless you use the page and per_page parameters as described in their documentation.

To get more records, set the per_page parameter to 100, e.g. https://api.vimeo.com/users?query=bluebird&per_page=100. Vimeo returns the next page of results in the API response, so if you need more than 100 records, set up pagination handling like this:

  • Pagination type: next page URL
  • Next page path: paging.next
  • Run until: choose when to stop fetching data
    vimeo-pagination-nextpageurl

Part 4: API Documentation

Official API documentation: https://developer.vimeo.com/api/reference/

Leave a Comment

Jump To