Retrieving data from Google Books

There is a simple API to retrieve google books data. There was an interesting question on our forum yesterday asking about how to quickly populate a spreadsheet with book data based on the ISBN number for a school library project.
Using this API and the cDataSet classes it was very straightforward to put together a quick solution to this.
See the jSon data returned by this example to see the kind of information returned by the API. The idea is that given an ISBN number, simply naming additional columns the same as any fields known by the API will cause theses columns to be filled out.
You can download the example (isbnExample tab) in the cDataSets.xlsm package.
The code is below
 

 

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