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Any plans to update Google Drive Integration with NEW shortcuts feature?


Google released the new feature (previously in closed-beta) to, “Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts

 

How soon could we reasonably expect Zapier/Google to update the existing Google Drive integration in Zapier to allow for triggers/actions associated with this new feature?

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Best answer by Danvers 20 April 2020, 13:12

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I am using the Google Drive shortcut feature and I was looking for the same thing as Roxova. I am using HP Smart Tasks to send scanned PDF contracts files to my Google Drive and I was looking for an automation to make shortcuts automatically based on the file name (if the file contains “Contract”, make a Link in /Path/Contracts, also make a link for the date of upload /Path/2020-05)

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Hi @Razvan- I have added you as an additional vote for this feature- if/when there is an update you will be notified via email!

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Thanks for letting us know that you’re also interested in this feature @raetae. I’ve added you to the request, which lets the team know how many folks would like to see the addition and also means that we’ll send you an email if we have an update. 

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You got it @Switch! 🙂 Your votes been added.

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+1 for this feature and be added to the list

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Hey @giambo, hope you’re doing well, I just added your vote to the list!

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Hi @el_gabo @eph 

Your vote has been added to that feature request, which means you'll be notified via email when it's been implemented.

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+1 for this feature!

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We really need this too

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@Danvers I would also like to upvote this request. Ironically, Zapier just published a blog post about the joys of Google Drive shortcuts, something that Zapier is incompatible with. 

https://zapier.com/blog/google-drive-browsing-features/

Could Zapier’s left hand talk to it’s right hand?

Thank you

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Hi @marwan_roxova! I’m sorry for the delay in replying to you here. Thanks so much for the extra context, it’s super helpful. 

 

I've created a feature request asking for shortcut support in Google Drive actions. This will:

  1. ​Let the team know that this addition will be helpful for you
  2. ​Track interest in the addition - if other users request the same thing, we'll add their vote to the request
  3. ​Remind us to send you an email if/when we have an update on this

 

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Hey @Christopher D!

I just added your vote to that feature request as well. As for the blog post, ultimately, our blog content is meant to be helpful to everyone and anyone out there, and not just those who use Zapier :) The post makes no mention of the Google Drive integration, but I definitely understand your point, given that it’s a useful feature but not yet available via Zapier!  

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+1 for this

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I would also like to vote for this feature.

Sure. This is meant to enhance the current triggers, action, and searches for the Google Drive integration. 

Shortcuts could be an expected step to follow after creating a file in Google Drive, for example, in order to separate where the master file is saved versus where a shortcut file is saved. Someone like me may want to do that to store shortcuts in a shared drive used by members of a team such that anyone given privileges wouldn’t accidently delete the master file. Having master files stored elsewhere gives more choices and level of control.

Providing support for the shortcut feature in Zapier would only encourage more Zapier users to add additional / complement steps in their workflow (expected increase in zap tasks) for those who appreciate the finer control over their files and appreciate the organization of the files in their drive.

This would be an absolute game changer for me. Sorely needed! Upvoting this big time!

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I’ve added your vote, @vervecreative! We’ll be in touch by email as soon as this feature has been added. :)

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Thanks for reaching out here @Net2Work Rete di Imprese and @SWC! I’ve added your votes to the feature request. We’ll be sure to send you both an email as soon as it’s implemented!

VERY disheartened that I had found success in simply copying the Google Drive Shortcut using the “Copy File” function and it was working last night (I just copied the shortcut as Custom) yet the new, buggy roll out of updated Zapier doesn’t seem to want to use this part of my zap anymore.

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(I think implementing this feature would be the only way to access the “Computers” section in Google Drive, please correct me if I’m wrong)

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Hey @chawrx3, I’ve just added your vote to this feature request as well! :relaxed:  

By accessing the “Computers” section are you referring to being able to access the folders/files that are synced to your computer? Or do you want to be able to run shortcuts stored in, or that carry out actions within, the “Computers” section”?

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+1

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Absolutely, @donovanwatts! Your votes been added to that feature request. 🙂

Would also love this feature. We manage a podcast production pipeline where folder name’s are constantly changed. We want to be able to create a directory of Episode folders that are able to be programmatically changed based on our scheduling. The issue with just changing the folder name is that any existing media project files will have their linked paths altered (and lost) when updating the root folder name for that episode. A solution would be to store all the episode folders in a separate directory and provide the shortcuts to them inside of the folder who’s name is being programmatically changed. 

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