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How to connect the Coinranking API to Google Sheets

Coinranking is a website to check prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. We can use the Coinranking API to import data from Coinranking into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect the Coinranking REST API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:

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

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

Apipheny is an API connector for Google Sheets. You can use Apipheny to connect your Google Sheets to unlimited API data sources, make unlimited API requests, and more. There is a 30 day free trial included.

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

After logging into your Coinranking developer account, in the Dashboard section you’ll see the API key. Copy your key to a safe location, because you’ll need it in the next steps.

Coinranking dashboard
Coinranking dashboard

Step 3.) Choose a Coinranking endpoint

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

First, open the Coinranking API documentation page: https://developers.coinranking.com/api/documentation

The menu on the left contains general information about the Coinranking API and a list of endpoint groups:

Coinranking API documentation page
Coinranking API documentation page

An example endpoint is GET /stats which gets global statistics about the data available on Coinranking. This is the URL for the endpoint:

https://api.coinranking.com/v2/stats

The endpoint’s documentation contains a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, its HTTP method (GET), the URI, the query parameters, an example cURL request and example parameters and responses:

Stats endpoint documentation
Stats endpoint documentation

All API calls for Coinranking should be made to the https://api.coinranking.com/v2 base domain.

Once you’ve chosen an endpoint, go to the next step.

Step 4.) Enter your Coinranking 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 3, we explained how you can find the Coinranking API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Coinranking 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 /coins endpoint, which gets a list of coins. This is what the whole URL looks like:

https://api.coinranking.com/v2/coins

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

Key:
x-access-token

Value:
API_key

Replace API_key with the key you previously obtained in Step 2.

Coinranking API request entered into Apipheny
Coinranking API request entered into Apipheny

Step 5.) Run the Coinranking 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 Coinranking API data to be imported into your Google Sheet. Here’s what our request looked like when completed:

Coinranking data imported into Google Sheets
Coinranking data imported into Google Sheets

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

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


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