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Has anyone tried integrating Google Spreadsheets with Podio? Yes!

This thread was also on the old API developer forum on Gougle Groups. (!topic/podio-api/lRYSiUxPs2w)

Still it needs an answer though.

Apparently the implementation of oAuth by Podio is different then Google Apps Script with oAuthConfig expects.

I managed to make a work around by implementing my own method in Apps Script to work with oAuth.

What it does, is it shows a flowpanel with a link to Podio. (function authenticate()) Using that link you can authenticate. If you grant access, you get redirected to a simple html-page that shows another link. (function doGet(e))

Using that link you return to your spreadsheet, but now authenticated.

I didn't get much further than that. I created a simple function to get some data out of an app and dump it in a spreadsheet. If you would want this code to work for yourself you would have to edit this function, to reference one of your own podio apps:

function podioApiTest()

In the end it would be far easier if Podio could play well with oAuthConfig.

The enitre Google script is attached.

Gijs van Dam

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Nice work - we'll take a look and see if we can make this easier too.



Phil Chambers 0 votes

I am also interested in this as i would like to manage my app items from a spreadsheet if possible

Zane Tootell 0 votes

@Phil Any news on this? Once The Podio API plays nice with Google's  oAuthConfig, it'll be so easy to make cool stuff with Google Docs.

Gijs van Dam 0 votes

I have made some small improvements, after initial setup with the link, the script will refresh its token when it gets a 401 status code. You can easily filter that out. 

Put your authentication token and refresh token in the Scriptproperties, and Google Apps is a damn easy way to get info out of Podio (and IN).

Callserver 0 votes

Hi there,

I'm quite interested in seeing this podioAPITest() script code... it does not seem to be attached to this post?? Well I managed to authenticate the google script as follows:

function PODIOMakeComment() {

var options =
"method" : "post"

var result = UrlFetchApp.fetch("",options);


var json = result.getContentText();
var data = JSON.parse(json);


But then trying to use data.access_token as the token in an API call such as this one to get comments from an item gives a http 403 error, and I'm not sure why:

var headers2 =
"Authorization": "OAuth2 "+data.access_token,
"Content-type": "application/json"

var url = "";

var options2 = {
"method": "get",
"headers": headers2
var response2 = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url,options2);

Anyone have some ideas on this?

Michal Nejthardt 0 votes

Are there any solutions for non developers? 
Nirvanabusinesssytems seems to be down

Johannes Klupfel 0 votes