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PayPal: Authentication guide

This guide will walk you through how to authenticate or reauthenticate PayPal with Google Sheets, Data Studio, and Microsoft Excel, as well as data warehouse destinations like Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and the Supermetrics API. 

Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics to PayPal, you need the Admin user role. See Paypal’s documentation to learn more about user privilege levels and how to add users to a PayPal account.


Google Sheets Data Studio  Excel Data integrations
Before you can authenticate the data source in Google Sheets, you need to install the Supermetrics add-on.
  1. Open a new Google Sheets file. 
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Under Data source, select PayPal.
  4. Click Start.
  5. Enter your email address and password, and click Log in
  6. Select the accounts you'd like to include in your reporting.


  • If you encounter an authentication error such as “authentication failed”, “you need to reauthenticate” or similar, see this guide
  • If you're missing an account from the drop-down list, follow these steps.
  • If you encounter a permission error such as “user permission denied” or similar, follow this guide.

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