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Google Drive 'find folder' ignores the exact match and finds similarly named folders - any solution?

  • 7 July 2023
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Hi

 

I need my zap to find the project folder in the route of a drive..

but even though the project folder is right there in the top level of the drive, the ‘find folder’ zap instead finds an obscure folder buried deep in the project folder with a roughly similar name.

Presumably this is a bug.

 

Does anyone have a fix, or failing that, a decent workaround?

 

Thanks

 

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Best answer by Troy Tessalone 7 July 2023, 17:28

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Hi @ETBrain 

Good question.

To help us have more context, please post screenshots with how your Zap step is configured, thanks.

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Hi Troy, Here’s the step

 

 

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@ETBrain 

GDrive does a fuzzy match.

Try setting the Parent Folder.

 

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Hi Troy

 

The parent folder IS the Project drive - the text underneeath suggests leaving it blankmeans it will default to the top-level folder.. but that doesn’t seem to do any good unfortunately.

 

Could I add an id code for the drive here perhaps?

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Hi Troy

In order to add the drive as ‘parent folder’ I had to copy the drive id from the webGUI, go to custom, then paste it in (so not obvious it could even be done) 

Needs further testing but I’m tentatively optimistic that’s cracked it!

Thanks Troy!

 

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HI @ETBrain,

Cool! Glad to know you were able to get it sorted! 

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always happy to help! 😊

 

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