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How to connect Coingecko to 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 4 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny Add-on
  2. Choose a Coingecko API endpoint
  3. Enter your Coingecko API request into Apipheny
  4. Run the Coingecko API request in your Google Sheet

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

To pull data from the Coingecko API to Google Sheets, first install and open the Apipheny Google Sheets add-on.

Apipheny is a no-code API integrator for Google Sheets that you can use to make unlimited API requests, connect to unlimited APIs, save API requests, schedule API requests, and more. Click here for more info about Apipheny.

1. Install Apipheny by opening the following link in on desktop and then clicking the Install button on the page: https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/app/apipheny/966163326746

Install Apipheny in the Google Workspace Marketplace
Install Apipheny in the Google Workspace Marketplace

2. After you’ve installed Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and then click on the Add-Ons option in the top menu. In the add-ons menu, you should see Apipheny.

Click Apipheny > Import API to open the Apipheny sidebar in your Google Sheets.

Open the Apipheny app in your Google Sheet to connect Coingecko
Open the Apipheny app in your Google Sheet to connect Coingecko

Step 2.) Choose a Coingecko API endpoint

In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the CoingeckoAPI 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 3.

First, open the CoingeckoAPI documentation page: https://www.coingecko.com/api/documentations/v3#/

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

Coingecko API endpoints
Coingecko API endpoints

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:

Coingecko API endpoint example
Coingecko API endpoint example

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

Coingecko API endpoint example response
Coingecko API endpoint example response

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.

Step 3.) 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 or POST) required by your API endpoint. For this example, we are using the GET method.

API URL: In Step 2, we explained how you can find the CoingeckoAPI endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete CoingeckoAPI 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

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

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:

Coingecko API request in Google Sheets using Apipheny
Coingecko API request in Google Sheets using Apipheny

Step 4.) 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:

Coingecko API data in Google Sheets
Coingecko API data in Google Sheets

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, such as:

  • Save and schedule your Coingecko API request
  • Make a POST request to the Coingecko API (if available)
  • Use the custom =APIPHENY() function to call the Coingecko API request inside your spreadsheet
  • Create an API request by referencing the value of a cell in your Coingecko API URL with three curly braces eg. {{{Sheet1!A1}}}

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