How to get File Contents with a GET Request to Dehydrate a File

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How to get File Contents with a GET Request to Dehydrate a File

 

Credits

Troy Tessalone is a Certified Zapier Expert at Automation Ace.

 

ALTERNATIVE

You can use this Zap action: Files by Zapier - Text from File

 

What

You can use a Webhook - Custom Request (GET) method request to dehydrate a file in a Zap to get the file contents.

 

About

Dehydration, and its counterpart Hydration, is a tool that can lazily load data that might be otherwise expensive to retrieve aggressively.

More Info

 

Related Topic: Hydration

 

Action

Zap Action: Webhooks - GET

You only need to set the URL value as shown below in the examples.

 

Examples

Example 1

Using an file attachment from Gmail.

Use this variable: Attachment (Exists but not shown)

 

Example 2

Using an file from GDrive.

Use this variable: File (Exists but not shown)

 

Example 3

Using a GDoc file from GDrive.

Use this variable: Export Links Text Plain

 

OUTPUT

 


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