EasyFTP to Formatter to Google Sheets - Replace All Rows When New File Drops

  • 6 December 2023
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I have tried setting up a Zap to grab a file from and SFTP and upload all rows to a Google Sheet. 


I am using Easy FTP as the file location.  I selected “new file in folder” as the event.  I then use Formatter by Zappier (utilities) to format the CSV.  I then used Google Sheets with the action Update Spreadsheet Row(s) to Google Sheets but I only get it to update one row because it requires a row number. 

The report I am dropping on the SFTP has over 500 lines (but less than 1000).  The idea is that when the file drops (once a day) the google spreadsheet will be updated will all new rows replacing prior ones.  

I have tried some of the line item options but still cannot make it work. 

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Hi @Sagtavo 

Good question.

You would have to use the GSheet API:

Try using the AI in this Zap action: GSheets - App Extensions

You’ll need to first delete the desired rows in the GSheet.

Then you can try to use this Zap action: GSheets - Create Row(s)


I have set-up the below Zap.  It is to be triggered when a new file is placed on the designated SFTP folder.  When I test it, it works; 50 rows get populated as part of the test.  However, when the file is dropped on the SFTP, it is not triggering.  Not sure why. I have scheduled the CSV filed to be dropped a few times and I see it in the SFTP, but the Zap doesn’t trigger.  Even when I try to trigger is manually, it doesn’t.  What am I missing? 

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You don’t need step 3 since step 4 handles line items.


Try reaching out to EasyFTP Support.


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So I removed the extra step.  I ran a test and it is populating the 50 rows as part of the test.  However, after publishing it, it is giving me this error. 



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We would need to see updated screenshots with how your GSheet zap step is configured.

You may need to remap the variables from the Formatter step.


This is the formatter step.  





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We would need to see updated screenshots with how your GSheet zap step is configured now.






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In the Formatter step, the CSV Filed file expects a file url or a file object, rather than the filename of the file from Step 1.