How to connect the Getscreen API to Google Sheets

Getscreen.me is a browser-based method offering full and complete access to a target device anytime from anywhere. We can use the Getscreen API to import data from Getscreen into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect the Getscreen REST API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny add-on
  2. Obtain your API key
  3. Choose a Getscreen endpoint
  4. Enter your Getscreen API request into Apipheny
  5. Run the Getscreen 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 your API key

After logging into your account, go to the Integrations menu item:

Getscreen account dashboard
Getscreen account dashboard

Click the HTTP API tab and the API key should be displayed in the upper right corner:

Integrations section
Integrations section

Click the eye button to reveal your API key then copy it to a safe location, because you’ll need it in the next steps.

Step 3.) Choose a Getscreen endpoint

In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Getscreen API documentation to find the endpoint that retrieves the information you need from your account. 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 Getscreen API documentation page: https://getscreen.me/en/integrations/api

The menu on the left contains general information about the API and a list of endpoints:

Getscreen API documentation page
Getscreen API documentation page

An example endpoint is Desktop list, which gets the full desktop list. The URL for this endpoint is:

https://api.getscreen.me/v1/agents/list?apikey=your-key-here

If you use this URL, don’t forget to replace your-key-here with your real API key.

The endpoint’s documentation contains a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, its HTTP method (GET) and URI, a list of accepted parameters and an example response:

Desktop list endpoint documentation
Desktop list endpoint documentation

All endpoints can be accessed from the following base domain: https://api.getscreen.me/v1/

Step 4.) Enter your Getscreen 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 POST method.

API URL: In Step 3, we explained how you can find the Getscreen REST API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Getscreen 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 Create connection endpoint, which creates a scheduled connection. This is what the whole URL looks like:

https://api.getscreen.me/v1/support/create?apikey=api-key-here&client_name=name

If you use this URL, don’t forget to replace api-key-here and name with real values.

Headers are not required. You can leave the Headers section blank in Apipheny.

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

 Getscreen API request entered into Apipheny
Getscreen API request entered into Apipheny

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

Getscreen data imported into Google Sheets
Getscreen data imported into Google Sheets

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

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


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