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Import CoinMarketCap Data to Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
LAST UPDATED
March 15, 2024
TL;DR

Import CoinMarketCap data into Google Sheets using the API for real-time cryptocurrency tracking or the simpler IMPORTXML function for basic data fetching. This enables effective portfolio management and market trend analysis directly from your spreadsheet.

Choose between a robust API method for detailed analysis or a straightforward IMPORTXML for basic data needs.

Streamline your cryptocurrency data management by automating the import process with Bardeen, ensuring real-time updates and advanced analysis without manual effort.

How to Import CoinMarketCap Data into Google Sheets

Importing CoinMarketCap data into Google Sheets enables users to track cryptocurrency prices, analyze market trends, and manage portfolios directly from a spreadsheet. This guide covers several methods to achieve this, including using the CoinMarketCap API and the IMPORTXML function.

Automate your cryptocurrency data analysis and portfolio management in Google Sheets with Bardeen. No manual scripting required!

CoinMarketCap to Google Sheets

To import data from CoinMarketCap to Google Sheets, you can use the CoinMarketCap API, which provides real-time and historical cryptocurrency data. This method requires obtaining an API key from CoinMarketCap and writing a custom script in Google Sheets.

CoinMarketCap API Google Sheets Script

First, obtain your API key by signing up at CoinMarketCap API. Then, use Google Apps Script to write a script that fetches data from the CoinMarketCap API and imports it into your Google Sheets.

  1. Open Google Sheets and create a new spreadsheet.
  2. Click on Extensions in the menu, then select Apps Script.
  3. In the Apps Script editor, define a function to call the CoinMarketCap API. Use the UrlFetchApp method to make HTTP requests to the API.
  4. Include your CoinMarketCap API key in the request header for authentication.
  5. Write a script to fetch the latest price of a specific cryptocurrency or other data as needed.
  6. Use the =getCryptoData() formula in a cell in your Google Sheets to display the data.
  7. Set triggers to refresh the data at regular intervals if desired.

Example script template:

function getCryptoData() {
 var url = "https://pro-api.coinmarketcap.com/v1/cryptocurrency/listings/latest";
 var apiKey = 'YOUR_API_KEY'; // Replace with your API key
 var headers = {
 "X-CMC_PRO_API_KEY": apiKey,
 "Accept": "application/json"
 };
 var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url, {'headers': headers});
 var json = JSON.parse(response.getContentText());
 return json.data[0].quote.USD.price; // Example: Fetches the price of the first listed cryptocurrency in USD
}

CoinMarketCap Google Sheets IMPORTXML

Another method to import data without using the API is the IMPORTXML function. This method scrapes data directly from the CoinMarketCap website. However, it's less reliable and may not work for all cryptocurrencies due to web page structure changes.

Example formula:

=IMPORTXML("https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/", "//div[@class='priceValue ']")

This formula fetches the current price of Bitcoin from CoinMarketCap. Note that the XPath may need to be adjusted if CoinMarketCap changes its website structure.

Explore our blog for more on addons for Google Sheets, how to automate Google Sheets, and discover a collection of Google Sheets automations.

Conclusion

Both methods offer ways to import CoinMarketCap data into Google Sheets, whether for a single cryptocurrency price or more complex data analysis. The API method provides a more robust and reliable approach, while IMPORTXML is simpler but less consistent. Choose the method that best suits your needs and skill level.

Automate Your Google Sheets with Bardeen

While importing CoinMarketCap data into Google Sheets can be done manually through API calls or the IMPORTXML function, automating this process can significantly streamline your data analysis and portfolio management. By leveraging Bardeen, you can automate the importation of cryptocurrency data directly into Google Sheets, enabling real-time updates and advanced data analysis without the need for manual scripting or frequent manual updates.

Here are some examples of how Bardeen can automate tasks related to Google Sheets:

  1. Copy TechCrunch articles for a keyword to Google Sheets: Automate the process of gathering the latest TechCrunch articles based on your keywords directly into a Google Sheet, ideal for market research and staying updated on tech trends.
  2. Get data from Crunchbase links and save the results to Google Sheets: Streamline your research by automatically extracting and saving data from Crunchbase directly into Google Sheets, enhancing your competitive analysis and market understanding.
  3. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: For developers and project managers, automate the tracking of GitHub issues by copying them into a Google Sheet, simplifying issue management and team coordination.

These automation playbooks can save you time and improve your data management in Google Sheets. Get started by downloading the Bardeen app at Bardeen.ai/download.

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