Youtube API Google Sheets

Connect Youtube API to Google Sheets in 5 easy Steps

 

You can use Youtube API to get analytics data from Youtube into Google Sheets using the Apipheny app. Let’s go step-by-step through the process of getting API data from Youtube into a Google Sheet.

Step 1: Create a Google API Project and enable the YouTube Data API

 

The first step to get Youtube API into Google Sheets is to go to the Google API Console at https://console.developers.google.com/ and create a project by clicking the CREATE PROJECT button.

Youtube API Create Project Google Sheets

 

On the next page, complete the project name field and then click the CREATE button. The project should now be created.

Youtube API New Project

 

To enable the YouTube Data API for Google Sheets, go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/dashboard and click the ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES button.

In the API Library, search for YouTube Data API and select it:

Youtube data API Google Sheets

 

Next, click the ENABLE button to finish the process:

Enable Youtube API Google Sheets


Step 2: Obtain Your API Key from Google APIs

 

The next step we need to take to connect the Youtube API is to go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials and click on the “+ CREATE CREDENTIALS” button and then choose “API key”.

Youtube API key Google Sheets

 

An API key will then be generated and shown to you in a selectable field. Copy your key to your clipboard or notes:

API key Youtube


Step 3: Install the Apipheny Google Sheets Add-on

 

Apipheny is an app that makes it easy to import Youtube API data into Google Sheets.

Click here to install the Apipheny app. Click the “Install” button on the next page.

 

Install Apipheny

After you install the Apipheny app, open a new or existing Google Sheet. Then, at the top of the page, click “Add-ons” > “Apipheny” > “Import API” and you’ll see the Apipheny app open as a sidebar on the right side of your screen. We’re almost ready to import Youtube API into Google Sheets.

Step 4: Enter your Youtube API URL into the "API URL" field in the Apipheny app

 

Create and copy the Youtube API URL into the “API URL” field in the Apipheny app, followed by any GET parameters you need for your query.

Some of these parameters are required, so make sure to add them for your request to work properly. For instance, many endpoints require you to provide the value snippet for the part parameter. And for authenticated requests, you’ll need your API key for the key parameter.

Use this format after the URL: “?part=snippet&key=<your API key>”.

In the Apipheny app, select the HTTP method (GET or POST) as required by your API endpoint.

For example, let’s consider the search URL, for which a valid configuration could look like this: https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/search?part=snippet&q=music&key=<your API key>.   

The URL contains the required part and key parameters, as well as a specific query parameter, q, holding the search term. For this query, you would choose GET as the method (chosen by default):

Youtube API URL in Google Sheets


Step 5: Run the API endpoint request to import Youtube API into Google Sheets

 

Click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny app and wait for the API data results to be fetched and added to your Google Sheet:

Import Youtube API


That’s it! With the Apiheny add-on we were able to import Youtube API data into Sheets without writing any scripts or code. It’s as easy as entering your Youtube API URL and clicking “Run”.

If you have any questions about pulling Youtube API into Google Sheets, you can email us or leave a comment down below.

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