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Create a workflow to Create New File From Template with the Google Drive API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create New File From Template action
    1. Connect your Google Drive account
    2. Select a File
    3. Select a Folder
    4. Configure Name
    5. Select one or more Mode
    6. Optional- Configure Replace values
  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

Details

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.

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Create New File From Template on Google Drive
Description:Create a new google doc file from template. [See documentation](https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-docs-mustaches)
Version:0.0.2
Key:google_drive-create-file-from-template

Code

import googleDrive from "../../google_drive.app.mjs";
import Mustaches from "google-docs-mustaches";

const MODE_GOOGLE_DOC = "Google Doc";
const MODE_PDF = "Pdf";

export default {
  key: "google_drive-create-file-from-template",
  name: "Create New File From Template",
  description: "Create a new google doc file from template. [See documentation](https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-docs-mustaches)",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDrive,
    templateId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "fileId",
      ],
      description:
        "Id of the file you want to use as a template.",
    },
    folderId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "folderId",
      ],
      description:
        "Folder id of the newly created google doc and pdf.",
    },
    name: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "fileName",
      ],
      description:
        "Name of the file you want to create (eg. `myFile` will create a google doc called `myFile` and a pdf called `myFile.pdf`)",
      optional: false,
    },
    mode: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Mode",
      description: "Select if you want to create the google doc, the pdf or both files.",
      options: [
        MODE_GOOGLE_DOC,
        MODE_PDF,
      ],
    },
    replaceValues: {
      type: "object",
      label: "Replace values",
      description: "Substrings to replace in the document. (eg. `{{ key }}` in the document will be replace by the value.",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const result = {
      folderId: this.folderId,
      name: this.name,
      mode: this.mode,
    };

    const client = new Mustaches.default({
      token: () => this.googleDrive.$auth.oauth_access_token,
    });

    /* CREATE THE GOOGLE DOC */

    const googleDocId = await client.interpolate({
      source: this.templateId,
      destination: this.folderId,
      name: this.name,
      data: this.replaceValues,
    });
    result["googleDocId"] = googleDocId;

    /* CREATE THE PDF */

    if (this.mode.includes(MODE_PDF)) {
      const pdfId = await client.export({
        file: googleDocId,
        mimeType: "application/pdf",
        name: this.name,
        destination: this.folderId,
      });
      result["pdfId"] = pdfId;
    }

    /* REMOVE THE GOOGLE DOC */

    if (!this.mode.includes(MODE_GOOGLE_DOC)) {
      await this.googleDrive.deleteFile(googleDocId);
    }

    $.export("$summary", "New file successfully created");
    return result;
  },
};

Configuration

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.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Google DrivegoogleDriveappThis component uses the Google Drive app.
FiletemplateIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
FolderfolderIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Namenamestring

Name of the file you want to create (eg. myFile will create a google doc called myFile and a pdf called myFile.pdf)

Modemodestring[]Select a value from the drop down menu:Google DocPdf
Replace valuesreplaceValuesobject

Substrings to replace in the document. (eg. {{ key }} in the document will be replace by the value.

Authentication

Google Drive uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Drive account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Drive 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 Drive API.

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

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drivehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.readonly

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