Gmail Pack: Add ability to attach a file

Hi,

It would be really great to be able to attach a file when sending an email with the Gmail Pack :slight_smile:

I am a freelance developer and I have a table where I store my client’s invoices.

I would like to be able to send them to the client with an action button on the row.

Thank you.

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Really liked this idea. It would be very convenient then. Hoping for this one.

Hey there! Thanks so much for reaching out with this request. While it is not currently possible to attach files using the Gmail Pack, we are tracking a feature request for this! I will go ahead and formally add votes for each of you in our feature request tracker.

If anybody else would like their vote formally tracked for this feature request, please reach out to support@coda.io with answers to the following questions:

  1. What value does this new feature unlock? What does this help you accomplish?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 = nice to have, 4 = absolutely must have), how badly would you say you need this feature?
  3. How would you describe what you’re trying to build with this feature? (Project tracker, blog, client facing resource, etc.)

Should this feature be built, we’ll be sure to reach out in this thread. We apologize for any inconvenience in the meantime!

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Hi @Shaina_Torgerson

Strong vote for this, answers below,

  • In the immediate use case I’m sending payment receipts and acknowledgment letters, but I can think of numerous other similar use cases.
  • 4 out of 4 - I originally had this as 2 out of 4 because I thought I could just do it through make.com/zapier - but I’ve just discovered that this is not possible as Coda does not provide the file to make.com (only the filename), so right now I cannot find any way to work with files externally from a table, which is going to become a serious bottleneck for various workflows - please provide some mechanism to allow this as it seems unnecessarily limiting, which really isn’t the normal MO for Coda.
  • It’s a client interaction resource, sending emails to clients, stakeholders, etc
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hi @Evan_Price1 , based on the contribution of @Paul_Danyliuk

you might have something I figured out…

You turn the URL into a hyperlink and this URL you can set as control value for a text box on the page you want to email or you use Format() to have variables filled out.

I tested it today with @joost_mineur to see if the would work towards non code users and it does. Maybe not exactly what you have in mind, but it may help until Coda provides a decent solution.

Cheers, Christiaan

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Thanks @Christiaan_Huizer

I did find this solution yesterday after writing this comment, and it does work with make.com (and presumably zapier).
My concern is that the hidden _Merge function is now being indicated as deprecated, so I’m quite concerned it will stop working soon.