Are you looking for an effective way to import real-time commodity price data to Google Sheets? Then you have come to the right place. By the end of this short tutorial, you will know how to get live commodity prices in Google Sheets and have these data updated automatically.
We’ll be using the Amigo extension in Google Sheets to fetch real-time commodity prices and pull import commodity price data to Google Sheets.
The image below is a snippet of real-time commodity prices in Google Sheets imported with Amigo.
To import real-time commodity price data to Google Sheets, we will follow the steps below.
Real-time commodity price data imports to Google Sheets
Here’s the step-by-step guide to import real-time commodity price data to Google Sheets.
Install the Amigo extension
Install the Amigo Google Sheets add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace to get real-time commodity prices in Google Sheets.
Alternatively, you can get it from Google Sheets.
- Open Google Sheets
- Go to Extensions→Add-ons→Get add-ons
- Search for Amigo and install it.
Generate the API key
We’ll use an API on RapidAPI called Global Stock Market API to retrieve real-time commodity prices.
Sign up or log in to RapidAPI.
Once you’re logged in, go to the Global Stock Market API documentation in RapidAPI. This API is a gateway to global financial markets and you can import data like stock, futures, commodity prices, etc.
Click on Subscribe to Test button to subscribe to the API to retrieve live commodity prices using the API.
Choose a subscription plan. You can go for the Basic (free) plan and upgrade it later, should you need it.
Click Endpoints to go back to the real-time commodity prices API. On the left is the list of the type of data that can be retrieved, among which is commodities prices.
Get the data endpoint
The commodities data are found under Major Commodities. Expand the category and click on any one of the endpoints–eg, Get Major Commodities by Price to fetch real-time commodity prices.
With this endpoint, we can import real-time commodity price data of all the major commodities throughout the globe. It imports data from popular commodity exchanges MCX, NCDEX, and many more.
Click the Test Endpoint button to test the API and run the query.
The success message indicates that the API is functioning correctly.
The API endpoint and headers to fetch real-time commodity prices are found under Code Snippets.
Change the language to (Shell) cURL from (Node.js) Axios. Copy the URL excluding the apostrophes and also note the headers. These will be use in the next step to import real-time commodity price data to Google Sheets.
Import data to Google Sheets
Go back to Google Sheets and launch the Amigo extension to import the commodity prices to Google Sheets.
Select Custom API from the list of sources.
Enter the API endpoint URL in the API URL field.
Expand the Details tab and enter the following headers as given in the Code Snippets.
Name: X-RapidAPI-Host, Value: global-stock-market-api-data.p.rapidapi.com Name: X-RapidAPI-Key, Value: your_key
Then click the PREVIEW button to fetch the live commodity prices and preview them.
Flatten the nested datasets and then click IMPORT.
The following snippet shows commodities price data from MCX, NCDEX, and many more. This way you can track real-time commodity prices in Google Sheets and visualise the data to gain insights.
You have learned how to import real-time commodity price data to Google Sheets from popular exchanges like MCX, NCDEX, etc. You can likewise import other types of data using Global Stock Market API. To explore more, go through the Stock Market API documentation.
Automatically fetch real-time commodity prices
After importing the commodity price data, you can set a refresh schedule so that the data are updated automatically at regular intervals. This way you’ll always have the live commodity data in your Google Sheets. To learn how to set a refresh schedule, follow this link.
Amigo extension can connect Google Sheets to multiple sources and allows to import data automatically. It’s a convenient and versatile tool for importing and exporting data to Google Sheets. It can save a lot of time and effort. To learn more about other various kinds of data that can be imported to Google Sheets, visit our blog.
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