Automate Seeking Alpha Data Imports To Google Sheets

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In this article, we will learn how to automate Seeking Alpha data imports to Google Sheets using Amigo Data Add-on. Using Seeking Alpha, you can also import various kinds of data like stock quotes, stock-specific news, dividends data, and many more. Amigo Data gives you the flexibility to update your data automatically, just set it up once and let Amigo Data do the job for you.

To import Seeking Alpha data to Google Sheets, we will follow the steps below:

Seeking Alpha data imports to Google Sheets

Here’s the step-by-step guide to import Seeking Alpha data to Google Sheets.

Install the Amigo Data add-on

Install the Amigo Data Google Sheets add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Amigo Data in Google Workspace Marketplace

Click here to install.

Alternatively, you can get it from Google Sheets.

  • Open a new sheet
  • Go to Extensions→Add-ons→Get add-ons
  • Search for Amigo Data and install

Generate the API key

Sign up for  RapidAPI

RapidAPI page to sign up

Once you’re logged in, go to the Seeking Alpha API documentation in RapidAPI

Learn how to automate seeking alpha data imports to Google Sheets

Choose a subscription plan from the Pricing menu. In this tutorial, we will choose the Basic option

Click on the endpoints and scroll down a bit. You will find your API key under the Header Parameters.

Choose an endpoint

For this tutorial, we will import from get-day-watch endpoint. This endpoint provides us with different kinds of data for the day like top gainers, top losers, most active stocks and many more. 

Click the Test Endpoint option to run the query

The success message indicates that the endpoints are functioning correctly. 

On the right side under Code Snippets, select Shell-> cURL from the dropdown menu

Select the cURL from Shell

Copy the URL excluding the apostrophes and also note the headers. This is the endpoint URL for the data to import to Google Sheets.

Import data to Google Sheets

Go back to Google Sheets and launch the Amigo Data extension.

Launching Amigo Data in Google Sheets

Select Custom API from the list of sources

Selecting the source in Amigo Data

Paste the endpoint in the API URL bar

Pasting the endpoint

Then expand the Details tab and enter the following as headers:

Name: X-RapidAPI-Host, Value: seeking-alpha.p.rapidapi.com

Name: X-RapidAPI-Key, Value: your_key

Replace your_key with your RapidAPI key.

Then click the PREVIEW button

Flatten the data points and then click IMPORT.

Preview, flatten and import the data

A snippet of the imported data.

A snippet of imported data

You can likewise import other types of data from Seeking Alpha API. Following are some other examples.

Dividend investing data

Using a market/get-dividend-investing endpoint, you can import dividend data like trending dividend stocks, dividend exdates, and many more.

Stock fundamentals data

Using a symbols/get-fundamentals endpoint, you can import fundamentals of a particular stock. In the required parameters section, enter the ticker symbol of a stock for which you want to fetch fundamentals data. You can go through the list of ticker symbols.

Similarly, you can also explore other endpoints. Seeking Alpha API has so much to offer. To explore more endpoints go through the documentation of Seeking Alpha API.

After importing the data, you can also set a refresh schedule so that the data are updated automatically at regular intervals. By this, you can automate importing financial market data to Google Sheets. To learn how to set a refresh schedule, follow this link.

There are several other types of data that you can import into Google Sheets using Amigo Data such as Marketstack data,  Coinmarketcap data, Nasdaq data, and many more. Visit our blog to find out the kinds of data you can import to Google Sheets.

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