How to upload email attachments and embedded image receipts to Google Drive

  • 17 January 2022
  • 6 replies

I am looking to send emails of receipts from lunches and expenses to shared google drive. With that comes both attachments from iphone cameras of pictures of receipts. And also emails from uber eats/ doordash with embedded images of the itemized lunches. 

I have set up this zap but all the data that is returned is text documents in google docs. Also I have another zap that is testing the “email by zapier” where we would email the receipts to the zapier email address as the trigger

Attached is the output from the zap created

Any Help you may have would be appreciated. 

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Userlevel 6
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Hey @cw_f ,


Can you post screenshot of how you have configured your action?

Here is the google upload file screenshot

Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hi @cw_f 

The File field shown below expects a file object or a file URL.

You’ll need to remove the mapped Subject variable.

Check out this help article for how use files in Zaps:


I see what you are saying but there is no file with this embedded html email from doordash. If we had a photo from the iphone yes i think it would work. 

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From what I am seeing google shut down a cloud service that would allow Print to google drive feature. I am basically trying to mimic that old feature. I would like the whole email as an attachment in google drive.

I have tried attaching the email as an attachment to another email this is how the file arrives.