Parse XML Response of Amazon API with Google Scripts

The Amazon API returns the response in XML format with the ItemAttributes node containing the bulk of the information about the product including the title, author’s name, list price, physical dimensions and so on.

    <Title>Rockin' the Corps</Title>

The XMLService of Google Apps Script can be used to parse the response group as shown below:

function parseAmazonXML(xml) {
  var obj = {};
  var xmlData = XmlService.parse(xml);

  var element = xmlData.getElement();
  var items = element.getElement('Items').getElements('Item');

  for (var i = 0; i < item.length; i++) {
    if (items[i].getElement('ItemAttributes')) {
      var title = items[i].getElement('ItemAttributes').getElement('Title').getText();

      if (items[i].getElement('ItemAttributes').getElement('ListPrice')) {
        if (items[i].getElement('ItemAttributes').getElement('ListPrice').getElement('Amount')) {
          obj[title] = items[i].getElement('ItemAttributes').getElement('ListPrice').getElement('Amount').getText();

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


Awards & Titles

Digital Inspiration has won several awards since it's launch in 2004.

Google Developer Expert

Google Developer Expert

Google awarded us the Google Developer Expert award recogizing our work in Google Workspace.

ProductHunt Golden Kitty

ProductHunt Golden Kitty

Our Gmail tool won the Lifehack of the Year award at ProductHunt Golden Kitty Awards in 2017.

Microsoft MVP Alumni

Microsoft MVP Alumni

Microsoft awarded us the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title for 5 years in a row.

Google Cloud Champion

Google Cloud Champion

Google awarded us the Champion Innovator title recognizing our technical skill and expertise.

Email Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter to stay up to date.

We will never send any spam emails. Promise.