# Google Docs

Google Docs (opens new window) is a web-based word processor that is part of Google's office software suite within its Google Drive service.

🔑 Credentials

You can find authentication information for this node here.

# Basic operations


Document
  • Create
  • Get
  • Update

# Example usage

This workflow allows you to create a new Google Doc and add your desired text to it. This example usage workflow uses the following nodes.

The final workflow should look like the following image.

A workflow with the Google Docs node

# 1. Start node

The Start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.

# 2. Google Docs node - create

The Document resource is selected by default. Configure the remaining parameters as follows:

  1. From the Authentication dropdown select your desired method and the corresponding Credentials.
  2. From the Operation dropdown select Create.
  3. From the Drive dropdown select which of your drives this file will be created in. My Drive is selected by default.
  4. From the Folder dropdown select which of you drive folders this file will be created in. The root folder (/) is selected by default.
  5. In the Title field enter the name of your new Google Doc.

Creating a file with the Google Docs node

# 3. Google Docs node - update

The Document resource is selected by default. Configure the remaining parameters as follows:

  1. From the Operation dropdown select Update.
  2. In the Doc ID or URL field, enter the document ID or URL of the file created by the previous node.
  3. From Actions, configure the fields as follows:
    • Object: Select the object of the action. Here we use 'Text'.
    • Action: Select the action to be performed on the object. Here we use 'Insert'.
    • Insert Segment: Select where in the document the action should be performed. Here we use 'Body'.
    • Insert Location: Select the location within the selected Segment. Here we use 'At end of specific location'.
    • Text: Enter the text to be inserted.

Updating text in a file with the Google Docs node