When to use this connector
Use this connector to create Flows that work with files in Google Drive.
Create a Connection
To work with Google Drive, you will need to create a Connection. In the
Connections window, click
+, and type in
google drive in the search field. Select the
Google Drive Connection from the gallery.
To connect to specific Google service, you will either be using the OAuth2 authentication (default) or the authentication with a Google Service Account.
To connect to the Google service using OAuth2 protocol, you will need to select
OAuth2 as an
Authentication type and click
Sign in with Google. Read more about OAuth2 authentication with Google Services.
Authentication using Google Service account
To connect to the Google service using the service account, select the
Service Account as an
Authentication type, then share the folder with the service account email. The default service account email is
To share a folder with a service account email, click
SHARE, add the service account email to the list, and click
Parameters for authenticating with Google Service Account
Service Account Email: the drive must be shared with the service account email.
Service Account: You can create your own service account in the Google API console, authorize it in the Google Analytics Admin and add it to this Connection. If nothing is entered in this field, the default account, linked to the email
email@example.com be used.
Shared Folder ID: a unique ID for the folder. For example, if the URL used to access a foldrer like the following
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1DdCZgMuvn6bbIpzT6RIPmBZ-ZWZ8uZxd, the Folder ID is going to be
Support MyDrive and Shared Drive: if this option is enabled (default) the connector supports MyDrives and Shared drives. When it is disabled it only supports MyDrives. Most of the drives are configured as MyDrives so you can try disabling it for more efficiency. Revert back to 'enabled' if the connector doesn't show any files in Explorer.
Directory under shared folder: the actual directory with files. This parameter is optional.
Files: the actual file name or a wildcard file name, for example,
Add Suffix When Creating Files in Transformation: you can select one of the predefined suffixes for the files created using this Connection. For example, if you select
uuidas a suffix and the original file name is
dest.csv, Etlworks Integrator will create files with the name
dest_uuid.csv, where uuid is a globally unique identifier such as
This parameter works only when the file is created using source-to-destination-transformation. Read how to add a suffix to the files created when copying, moving, renaming, and ziping files.
Enable Wildcard File Name: if there are multiple source files in a folder, you can specify an algorithm which will be used to select the next source file to process. For example, if
Filesis set to
oldestis selected, Etlworks Integrator will always select the oldest file in the folder which matches the wildcard
Override Wildcard File Name set for Connection: if
Wildcard File Namesare allowed,
Override Wildcard File Name set for Connectionis enabled, and the file name entered in the
FROMfield of the transformation is a wildcard file name, the system will override the file name entered at the Connection level. Otherwise, the default behavior is to use the wildcard file name entered when the Connection was configured.
When Google Drive Connection is used as a source (
FROM) in the source-to-destination transformation, it is possible to configure the automatic decryption of the encrypted source files using the PGP algorithm and private key uploaded to the secure key storage.
If the private key is available, all source files processed by the transformation will be automatically decrypted using the PGP algorithm and given key. Note that the private key requires a password.
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