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Google Script - REST API Private Endpoints
Our REST API authenticated endpoints are accessible via a simple HTTP request (just as a web page is requested via a web browser), so an API client to import market data into a Google Sheet can be implemented with just a few lines of Google Script code.


  1. 1
    Create a new Google Sheet or open an existing sheet.
  2. 2
    Open the script editor via the Extensions -> Apps Script menu.
  3. 3
    Delete the default code that is shown (Select All then Delete/Backspace, for example).
  4. 4
    Copy/Paste the Google Script API code (shown below) into the script editor.
  5. 5
    Update the example API key to use an API key from your Kraken account.
  6. 6
    Optional - Add any additional custom functions that you require (to call different endpoints, or return different JSON fields, for example).
  7. 7
    Save the Google Script Code via the
    (Save project) icon.


The KAPI_Private() function is responsible for creating the appropriate URL, calculating the authentication signature, and making the HTTP request to the API. The KAPI_Private() function can be called directly by entering the following (or similar depending upon the account ID, the endpoint, and the parameters) within a Google Sheet cell:
  • =KAPI_Private("TEST", "Balance", "")
  • =KAPI_Private("TEST", "TradeBalance", "asset=xdg")
  • =KAPI_Private("TEST", "OpenOrders", "userref=886794735")
The KAPI_Private() function returns the original JSON response from the API, such as the following for the above Balance endpoint example:
  • {"error":[],"result":{"ZUSD":"16.4272","ZEUR":"0.3880","ZJPY":"0.45","KFEE":"10368.39","XXBT":"0.0000000072","XXRP":"0.00000000","XLTC":"0.0000000100","XXDG":"13997.00000000","XXLM":"100.00000000"}}
In order to place the individual fields/values into separate cells within the Google Sheet, additional custom functions can be called to parse the JSON response, such as the example KAPI_Balance() and KAPI_OpenOrders() functions:
  • =KAPI_Balance("TEST")
  • =KAPI_OpenOrders("TEST")
This would display the results similar to the following, where the data would be accessible to any of the standard Google Sheets functions (SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, etc.):

Google Script Code
API_Public_Key = { 'TEST':'IqU1I8OPDz7dtYH7GtloZBVtcx3ECEoHTfmcW7uPGQ3wqnS/CSZ3xEiu' }
API_Private_Key = { 'TEST':'tLIpe3J1uXtzUtbrfFDRIQknuXftfU+D6K4twaeG8Qn4CogW/Y86y8ZU3kmnTOL2mKa03/o5WeKCkpUjCay84w==' }

function KAPI_Private(acc_id, endpoint, parameters) {
Utilities.sleep(Math.random() * 100)

api_key = API_Public_Key[acc_id]
api_secret = Utilities.base64Decode(API_Private_Key[acc_id])
api_path = Utilities.newBlob('/0/private/' + endpoint).getBytes()
api_nonce =
api_post = 'nonce=' + api_nonce + '&' + parameters

api_sha256 = Utilities.computeDigest(Utilities.DigestAlgorithm.SHA_256, api_nonce + api_post)
api_hmac = Utilities.computeHmacSignature(Utilities.MacAlgorithm.HMAC_SHA_512, api_path.concat(api_sha256), api_secret)
api_signature = Utilities.base64Encode(api_hmac)

http_options = {'method':'post', 'payload':api_post, 'headers':{'API-Key':api_key, 'API-Sign':api_signature}}
http_response = UrlFetchApp.fetch('' + endpoint, http_options)
api_data = http_response.getContentText()
return api_data

function KAPI_Balance(acc_id) {
acc_balances_json = JSON.parse(KAPI_Private(acc_id, 'BalanceEx', ''))
acc_balances = new Array
for ( name in acc_balances_json['result'] ) {
acc_balances.push([name, parseFloat(acc_balances_json['result'][name]['balance'])])
return acc_balances

function KAPI_OpenOrders(acc_id) {
acc_orders_json = JSON.parse(KAPI_Private(acc_id, 'OpenOrders', ''))
acc_orders = new Array
for ( name in acc_orders_json['result']['open'] ) {
acc_orders.push([name, acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['descr']['pair'], acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['descr']['type'], parseFloat(acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['descr']['price']), parseFloat(acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['vol']), parseFloat(acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['vol_exec']), parseFloat(acc_orders_json['result']['open'][name]['opentm'])])
return acc_orders
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