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Append Text with Google Docs API

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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Append Text with the Google Docs API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Append Text action
    1. Connect your Google Docs account
    2. Select a Document
    3. Configure Text
    4. Optional- Configure Append at Beginning
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Append Text on Google Docs
Description:Append text to an existing document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertTextRequest)


import googleDocs from "../../google_docs.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_docs-append-text",
  name: "Append Text",
  description: "Append text to an existing document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertTextRequest)",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    docId: {
      propDefinition: [
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
    appendAtBeginning: {
      propDefinition: [
  async run({ $ }) {
    const text = {
      text: this.text,
    await this.googleDocs.insertText(this.docId, text, this.appendAtBeginning);
    $.export("summary", "Successfully appended text to doc");
    return {
      documentId: this.docId,


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
Google DocsgoogleDocsappThis component uses the Google Docs app.
DocumentdocIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) or a reference to a string exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}).

Append at BeginningappendAtBeginningboolean

Whether to append at the beginning (true) of the document or at the end (false). Defaults to false


Google Docs uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Docs account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Docs and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Docs API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


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