How to integrate OpenAI with Google Sheets for FREE

How to integrate OpenAI with Google Sheets for FREE

Google Sheets is one of the most powerful management tools out there. It not only helps you organize data but also collaborate with others. Google Sheets can be linked to other applications via API. 

Integration of the OpenAI with Google Sheets can be done using the Google Apps Script code. You can pass custom prompts to make the OpenAI perform anything you like with the Google Sheets. In order to set up this integration, you will first have to go to Google Sheets and then add the “Apps Script” by browsing the Extensions main menu. 

In this guide, we will walk you through how to integrate OpenAI directly with Google Sheets for free. You can easily use this method anytime to generate text images as well as content in response to the prompts which you enter in the Google Spreadsheet.

With the below-mentioned Google Apps Script, you can use the GPT-3 as a custom function. You can even adjust the parameters and then use different models of OpenAI based on the requirements. 

Integration of OpenAI with Google Sheets can be easily done using Apps Script. From the Google Sheet, you will be able to pass custom prompts to get the OpenAI model to do anything you like.

To setup the integration, go to any Google Sheet and add “Apps Script” from the main menu by browsing to “Extensions -> Apps Script”

// Replace the API_KEY variable with your actual API key

// Create a custom function that can be used as a formula in Google Sheets
function GPT_EXTRACT(prompt) {
    var url = '';
    var options = {
        'method': 'post',
        'headers': {
            'Content-Type': 'application/json',
            'Authorization': 'Bearer '+ API_KEY,
        'payload': JSON.stringify({
            'prompt': prompt,
            'max_tokens': 100,
            'model': 'text-davinci-003',
            'temperature': 0.5,
    var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url, options);
    var json = JSON.parse(response.getContentText());
    return json.choices[0].text;

// Create a menu item in the Spreadsheet UI to call the function
function onOpen() {
    var ui = SpreadsheetApp.getUi();
        .addItem('Extract Data from OpenAI', 'extractData')

// Function that allow the user to select the cells for the prompt and the result
function extractData() {
    var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
    var promptRange = SpreadsheetApp.getUi().prompt("Select the cell(s) for the prompt:").getResponse();
    var resultRange = SpreadsheetApp.getUi().prompt("Select the cell(s) to return the result:").getResponse();
    var prompt = sheet.getRange(promptRange).getValues();
    var extractedData = GPT_EXTRACT(prompt);
    var nextCol = sheet.getRange(resultRange).offset(0, 1);

This script lets you use GPT-3 like a custom function =GPT_EXTRACT from Google sheets.

You can adjust the parameters and use different OpenAI models depending on your requirement.

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