The Google Sheets API lets you read and modify any aspect of a spreadsheet. You can use this API to build custom tools for your employees, customers, or partners.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Google Sheets API to automate pulling data from a spreadsheet. We’ll use a simple Python script and the power of the Google Cloud Platform to get the job done.
Best of all, this process is easily repeatable, so you can pull data from Google Sheets on a regular basis. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Turn on the Google Sheets API
First things first: we need to turn on the Google Sheets API. To do this, head over to the Google Developers Console and create a new project.
Give your project a name and click “Create”.
Once the project is created, click on the “Enable and manage APIs” link in the sidebar.
On the next page, search for the “Google Sheets API” and click on the “Enable” button.
Step 2: Create a Service Account
Now that the API is enabled, we need to create a Service Account. A Service Account is an account that belongs to your application instead of to an individual user.
We’ll use the Service Account to authenticate our script and access the Google Sheets API.
To create a Service Account, click on the “Credentials” link in the sidebar.
On the Credentials page, click on the “Create credentials” button and select “Service account key”.
On the next page, select “New service account”.
Give your Service Account a name and select “Project Owner” as the Role.
Then, click on the “Create” button.
This will generate a JSON file that contains your Service Account’s credentials. Make sure to download this file and save it in a safe place.
Step 3: Install the Google Client Library
Now we need to install the Google Client Library for Python. This library will handle the heavy lifting of authenticating our script and making requests to the Google Sheets API.
To install the library, open a terminal window and run the following command:
pip install –upgrade google-api-python-client
Step 4: Authenticate with the Google Sheets API
With the Google Client Library installed, we can now authenticate our script with the Google Sheets API.
To do this, we’ll need to use the credentials we downloaded in Step 2.
Open the JSON file in your text editor and copy the contents. Then, paste the contents into a new Python file and save it as “client_secret.json”.
Next, add the following code to the Python file:
from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountC
Other related questions:
How do I automatically pull data from Google Analytics?
There is no way to automatically pull data from Google Analytics.
Can Google Sheets pull data from an API?
Yes, it is possible to use the Google Sheets API to pull data from an external API. However, it should be noted that the Google Sheets API has a limit of 100 requests per 100 seconds.
Can Google Sheets automatically pull data from a website?
There is no way to automatically pull data from a website into Google Sheets.
How do I get data from API to spreadsheet?
There are many ways to get data from an API into a spreadsheet. One way is to use the Google Sheets API.