There are a bunch of docs that were created by a team member that has since left the company. I deleted their Google Account and manually deprovisioned them from all of their services (including Coda).
But now I’m running into a situation where:
- All of their documents are Read Only
- And even though I’m the account owner / admin, I don’t have the ability to change the document owners.
The instructions in the article How do I change ownership of a document? show the “is owner” option which I presume are only available to the doc creator.
This is a common use-case. For example, Google lets you transfer all of a departing team member’s materials to a new owner as part of their deprovisioning process (see step 6).
None of the other community posts I found address this problem (even though they all allude to this unmet need):
There were two workarounds I tried:
Resorting the user in Google wasn’t possible because the restoration time frame had elapsed. I tried creating a new Google user with the same email address, but it was created as a new identity in Coda. I also tried logging in with email / password and requesting a password reset, but the user was only a Google user
Copying the files introduced its own issues because many of the docs have crossdoc capabilities integrated that would mess up all of the downstream files (which aren’t easy to identify because there’s no way to determine what other tables depend on this table)
And even if I could copy the documents, I’m unable to delete, move, or rename the old documents so they just sit there in the folder creating clutter and messing with search.
This is a pretty big problem IMO, so any help is appreciated!