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  1. Go to Coingecko
  2. Sign in to your account or sign up for an account
  3. Choose “annually” on the pricing page and click to purchase one of the plans
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How to import data from Coingecko into Google Sheets

Coingecko is a popular platform for getting cryptocurrency prices, market cap, trading volume, and more. We can use the Coingecko API to import crypto prices and other data into Google Sheets.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to connect the  Coingecko API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny Add-on
  2. Obtain an API key
  3. Choose a Coingecko API endpoint
  4. Enter your Coingecko API request into Apipheny
  5. Run the Coingecko 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: https://apipheny.io/install

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: sheet.new

Step 2.) Obtain an API key

Coingecko API has only paid subscription plans with the possibility to first try the API with a demo account. We used the demo account to be able to show how to obtain an API key for Coingecko API and how it works.

So, we created a demo account by clicking the Create Demo Account button from https://www.coingecko.com/en/api/pricing page:

Create the demo account
Create the demo account

We choose to sign in with a Google account:

Choose the sign in account
Choose the sign in account

Complete all the fields and then click the green button at the bottom of the page:

Settings for your account
Settings for your account

Your demo account is now created and you can create an API key by clicking the +Add New Key button:

API key section
API key section

Write a label for your API key and then click the Create button:

Creating the API key
Creating the API key

Your API key is now created:

API key displayed on the screen
API key displayed on the screen

Step 3.) Choose a Coingecko API endpoint

In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Coingecko API documentation, to find the API URL that retrieves the information you need from your account. If you already know your URL, or you want to use the same example URL as us, just skip to Step 4.

First, open the Coingecko API documentation page: https://www.coingecko.com/api/documentation

A list of available endpoints will be displayed on the screen:

Coingecko API documentation page
Coingecko API documentation page

An example endpoint is GET Exchanges List, which obtains all the markets ids, in order to make API calls. This is the API URL for the endpoint:

https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/exchanges/list

The documentation for each endpoint contains the HTTP method (eg. GET) and the endpoint path, a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, a list of the accepted parameters and a table of the expected responses, for various content types:

GET Exchanges List endpoint documentation
GET Exchanges List endpoint documentation

Click the Try it out button to display and run an example cURL command, as well as its associated response:

The cURL command for te Exchanges List endpoint
The cURL command for te Exchanges List endpoint

All API calls to Coingecko should be made to the https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/ base domain. All endpoints should be appended to this base URL.

NOTE: If you are using a paid plan, then your root URL will be: https://pro-api.coingecko.com/api/v3/ and you can find exclusive endpoints here: https://apiguide.coingecko.com/exclusive-endpoints/for-paid-plan-subscribers.

More Coingecko API endpoint examples

The /coins/markets endpoint, which gets all the coins market data (price, market cap, volume):

Method: GET
API URL Path: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/coins/markets?vs_currency=usd&order=market_cap_desc&per_page=100&page=1&sparkline=false&x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY
Headers:
    Header 1 Key:
       Accept
    Header 1 Value:
       application/json

Don’t forget to replace API_KEY with a real API key and to add the URL the required parameters. In this case vs_currency. In the endpoint’s documentation you can find other supported parameters.


The /coins/categories/list endpoint, which lists all categories:

Method: GET
API URL Path: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/coins/categories/list?x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY
Headers:
    Header 1 Key:
       Accept
    Header 1 Value:
       application/json

Don’t forget to replace API_KEY with a real API key.


The /indexes endpoint which lists all market indexes:

Method: GET
API URL Path: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/indexes?per_page=20&page=1&x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY
Headers:
    Header 1 Key:
       Accept
    Header 1 Value:
       application/json

Don’t forget to replace API_KEY with a real API key. This endpoint doesn’t have required parameters but has other ones, like per_page and page.


The /indexes/list endpoint, which lists market indexes id and name:

Method: GET
API URL Path: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/indexes/list?x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY
Headers:
    Header 1 Key:
       Accept
    Header 1 Value:
       application/json

Don’t forget to replace API_KEY with a real API key.


The /derivatives endpoint, which lists all derivative tickers:

Method: GET
API URL Path: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/derivatives?x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY
Headers:
    Header 1 Key:
       Accept
    Header 1 Value:
       application/json

Don’t forget to replace API_KEY with a real API key. This endpoint has just one optional parameter, include_tickers.

Coingecko API pagination

Pagination is a process that is used to divide a large dataset into smaller chunks (pages). Usually the endpoints that return a list of resources support pagination. 

Some of the Coingecko API endpoints use the pagination option. This means you need to add some of these parameters at the end of the URL:

  • page – the number of the page you want to obtain;
  • per_page – the number of records per page;

Each endpoint that needs pagination will have in its documentation relevant information on which of these parameters you can use and how to do it.

Example: https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/indexes?per_page=20&page=3&x_cg_demo_api_key=API_KEY

In the example above, the data set will be divided in sets of 20 records per page, and only the third page (page number 3) will be displayed in Google Sheets.

Step 4.) Enter your Coingecko API request into Apipheny

Now 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 Coingecko API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Coingecko API URL into the Apipheny add-on, where it says API URL Path, followed by any parameters required for your query (if applicable).

For this example, we are using the Coin list endpoint, which lists all supported coins, as id, name and symbol. This is what the whole URL looks like:

https://api.coingecko.com/api/v3/coins/list?include_platform=true&x_cg_demo_api_key=CG-DSyPn3EE9z2c6vGX956jh4EC

If you’re following the same example as us, you can copy and paste this URL into Apipheny.

The API key is added at the end of the URL, as the value for the x_cg_demo_api_key parameter.

NOTE: If you’re using a paid plan, then instead of x_cg_demo_api_key parameter name you will use x_cg_pro_api_key.

Headers: In the Headers section of Apipheny, add one row with the following key and value:

Header
Key:
Accept

Value:
application/json

Here’s what our Coingecko API request looks like in Apipheny:

Step 5.) Run the Coingecko API request in your Google Sheet

Finally, the last step is to click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny add-on and then wait for the Coingecko API data to be imported into your Google Sheet. Here’s what our request looked like when completed:

That’s it! You’ve successfully connected your Coingecko account to Google Sheets using the Coingecko API, Google Sheets API, and the Apipheny add-on.

After making a successful request to the CoingeckoAPI, try querying a different CoingeckoAPI endpoint, or try using one of the more advanced features in the Apipheny add-on.

Exclusive offer from Coingecko API

✨ Unlock the full power of the Coingecko API with coupon code “APIPHENY20” and enjoy a generous 20% discount on the monthly or annual subscription plan! Don’t miss this chance to access comprehensive cryptocurrency data at an unbeatable value. Join today and harness the potential of the Coingecko API like never before.

  1. Go to Coingecko
  2. Sign in to your account or sign up for an account
  3. Choose “annually” on the pricing page and click to purchase one of the plans
  4. Follow the steps to checkout
  5. On the payment screen click “Add promotion code” and enter the code “APIPHENY20” to get 20% off the monthly or annual plan
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