How to connect the Apollo API to Google Sheets

Apollo helps users find contact info, track emails, and more. We can use the Apollo API to import data from Apollo into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect the Apollo REST API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny add-on
  2. Create an API key
  3. Choose an Apollo API endpoint
  4. Enter your Apollo API request into Apipheny
  5. Run the Apollo API request in your Google Sheet

Step 1.) Install and open the Apipheny add-on for Google Sheets

Apipheny is a free API connector for Google Sheets. You can use Apipheny to connect your Google Sheets to API data sources, easily.

1.) Install Apipheny by opening the following link on desktop and then clicking the Install button in the Google Marketplace:

2.) After you’ve installed Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and then click on the Extensions dropdown in the menu at the top.

In the dropdown list you should see Apipheny. Click Apipheny then click Import API to open the Apipheny sidebar in your Google Sheet.

open apipheny

Tip: you can open a new Google Sheet by entering this URL in your browser:

Step 2.) Create an API key

After logging into your Apollo account, click the API enrichment option from the left menu:

Apollo account dashboard
Apollo account dashboard

Click the API keys option:

API keys section
API keys section

In the API keys section, click the Create new key button:

Creating the API key
Creating the API key

In the popup window complete all the fields, then click the Create API key button:

The Create new API key section
The Create new API key section

You’ve just created your API key. Copy it to a safe location because you’ll need it later.

Step 3.) Choose an Apollo API endpoint

In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Apollo API documentation to find the endpoint URL that retrieves the information you need from your Apollo account.

If you already know your API URL, or you want to use the same example URL as us, just skip to Step 4.

To choose an endpoint, first open the Apollo API documentation page:

The menu on the left contains an Introduction section and a list of  APIs for the Apollo API group:

Apollo API documentation page
Apollo API documentation page

If we click the Accounts API, a list with its endpoints will be displayed:

The Accounts API category
The Accounts API category

In this case, we will describe the Create an account endpoint, which creates a new account:

The documentation for this endpoint contains its HTTP method (POST) and URL path, a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, the required parameters, the POST Body, the cURL command and and an example response:

The Create an account endpoint's documentation page
The Create an account endpoint’s documentation page

All API calls to the Apollo should be made using the base domain. All endpoints and parameters would be appended to this base domain.

Step 4.) Enter your Apollo API URL into Apipheny

Go back to your Google Sheet and make sure that the Apipheny add-on is open on the Import tab.

With the Import Tab open, enter these details into the add-on:

Method: At the top of the Apipheny sidebar, select the HTTP method (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH or DELETE) required by your API endpoint. For this example, we are using the GET method.

API URL: In Step 3, we explained how you can find the ApolloAPI endpoint that you need. Now copy the complete URL into the Apipheny add-on, where it says API URL Path, followed by any GET parameters required for your query.

For this example, we are using the Get a list of contact stages endpoint that will display a list of contact stages. The URL for this API endpoint is: ?api_key=YOUR_API_KEY_HERE

Don’t forget to replace YOUR_API_KEY_HERE with your real API key!

Apollo API request entered in the Apipheny add-on
Apollo API request entered in the Apipheny add-on

Step 5.) Run the Apollo API Request

Lastly, click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny add-on and then wait for the Apollo API data to be retrieved and added to your Google spreadsheet:

Apollo data imported into Google Sheets using the Apipheny add-on
Apollo data imported into Google Sheets using the Apipheny add-on

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