How to connect the Minecraft API to Google Sheets

Minecraft is a popular online game. We can use the Minecraft API to import data from Minecraft into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to connect the Minecraft REST API to Google Sheets in 4 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny add-on
  2. Choose a Minecraft API endpoint
  3. Enter your Minecraft API request into Apipheny
  4. Run the Minecraft 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.) Choose a Minecraft API endpoint

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

The Minecraft API is called Mojang. First, open its documentation page: https://wiki.vg/Mojang_API

The table of contents will be displayed, as a list of all the available endpoints for this API:

Minecraft API endpoints documentation
Minecraft API endpoints documentation

An example endpoint is UUID -> Name history, which returns all the usernames associated with an account in the past and the one they are using currently:

https://api.mojang.com/user/profiles/names

Each endpoint’s documentation contains the endpoint’s HTTP method (eg. GET), the URI, a short description of the endpoint’s purpose and an example response:

All API calls to Mojang should be made to the https://api.mojang.com/ base domain.

Step 3.) Enter your Minecraft 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 Mojang API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Mojang 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 Username -> UUID at time endpoint, which returns the UUID for a username, at the timestamp provided. This is what the whole URL looks like:

GET https://api.mojang.com/users/profiles/minecraft/username?at=timestamp
  • username represents your username
  • timestamp is the timestamp you want to get the UUID for
Minecraft API request entered into Apipheny
Minecraft API request entered into Apipheny

Step 4.) Run the Minecraft API request

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

Minecraft data imported into Google Sheets
Minecraft data imported into Google Sheets

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

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


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