Write Singer data to Google Sheets
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A Singer target that writes data to Google Sheets.

How to use it

target-gsheet works together with any other Singer Tap to move data from sources like Braintree, Freshdesk and Hubspot to Google Sheets. Google Sheets is a great, free way to review and visualize data.

Step 1: Activate the Google Sheets API

(originally found in the Google API docs)

  1. Use this wizard to create or select a project in the Google Developers Console and activate the Sheets API. Click Continue, then Go to credentials.

  2. On the Add credentials to your project page, click the Cancel button.

  3. At the top of the page, select the OAuth consent screen tab. Select an Email address, enter a Product name if not already set, and click the Save button.

  4. Select the Credentials tab, click the Create credentials button and select OAuth client ID.

  5. Select the application type Other, enter the name "Singer Sheets Target", and click the Create button.

  6. Click OK to dismiss the resulting dialog.

  7. Click the Download button to the right of the client ID.

  8. Move this file to your working directory and rename it client_secret.json.

Step 2: Configure

Create a file called config.json in your working directory, following config.sample.json. The required spreadsheet_id parameter is the value between the "/d/" and the "/edit" in the URL of your spreadsheet. For example, consider the following URL that references a Google Sheets spreadsheet:


The ID of this spreadsheet is 1qpyC0XzvTcKT6EISywvqESX3A0MwQoFDE8p-Bll4hps.

Step 3: Install and Run

First, make sure Python 3 is installed on your system or follow these installation instructions for Mac or Ubuntu.

target-gsheet can be run with any Singer Tap, but we'll use tap-fixerio - which pulls currency exchange rate data from a public data set - as an example.

These commands will install tap-fixerio and target-gsheet with pip and then run them together, piping the output of tap-fixerio to target-gsheet:

› pip install target-gsheet tap-fixerio
› tap-fixerio | target-gsheet -c config.json
  INFO Replicating the latest exchange rate data from fixer.io
  INFO Tap exiting normally

If you're using a different Tap, substitute tap-fixerio in the final command above to the command used to run your Tap.

target-gsheet will attempt to open a new window or tab in your default browser. If this fails, copy the URL from the console and manually open it in your browser.

If you are not already logged into your Google account, you will be prompted to log in. If you are logged into multiple Google accounts, you will be asked to select one account to use for the authorization. Click the Accept button to allow target-gsheet to access your Google Sheet. You can close the tab after the signup flow is complete.

The data will be written to a sheet named exchange_rate in your Google Sheet.

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