Released Pack: Google Drive Extra

Hey there! I’m releasing a simple pack for some additional Google Drive functionalities: Google Drive Extra

Install
When adding the pack to your doc you will be prompted to sign in to your google account. The app is not yet verified, that will take 4-6 weeks if they even approve it:

So it’s going to warn you like this:

Just click “Show Advanced” and then “Go to coda.io (unsafe)” to continue like normal.

The pack only connects to Google’s API as shown here

Formula: DownloadDriveFile(url)
It can download private files from your drive directly into coda. It returns a temporary Coda URL, to store it permanently you can ingest it. Here are full instructions:

  • Get the url to your google drive file (Easy to get these from the official drive pack)
  • Put this URL in a column in a table
  • Create a new column of the type File in the table
  • Create a button that puts the result from DownloadDriveFile into this file column
  • The click function can look something like this:
    • thisRow.ModifyRows(thisRow.File, [Google Drive Extra]::DownloadDriveFile([Rickard Abraham], thisRow.URL))
  • When the button is then pressed it will store the file permanently in the file column cell like this:
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  • This file can now be used with other packs, mainly my own PDF Pack
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Update

  • Filenames are now inherited from the Drive into Coda