How to add new rows in a Coda table for Google Docs added to a specific folder

Learn how to set up a Relay playbook that automatically adds a new row in a Coda table whenever a new Google Doc is added to a specific folder.
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Create your playbook

To automate this workflow, you'll create a Relay playbook that runs automatically every time a document is added to a folder in Google Docs.

Get started by signing up at and clicking "New playbook." Give your new playbook a unique name and emoji.


Add the Google Docs trigger

Every playbook starts with a trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and runs your playbook in response.

Click "Add trigger" and select "Document added to folder" under Google Docs. Then, select the parent folder. If this is your first time using a Google Docs integration in Relay, you'll be prompted to connect your Google Docs account.

Now, every time a document is added to a folder in Google Docs, your playbook will run automatically.


Add the Coda "Add row to table" automation

Now you can add a row to a table in Coda. Add a new step and select "Add row to table" from the list of Coda automations.

Connect Coda to Relay if you haven't already, then fill out the necessary details. You can reference fields from Google Docs to automatically pass along the right data.


Turn on the playbook

When you are done with the playbook, it's time to turn it on.

The playbook will now run automatically whenever a document is added to a folder in Google Docs. You can also click "Check now" to do a manual check whenever you'd like.

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