How to create new Asana tasks for new files in a specific folder in Google Drive is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Google Drive, Asana, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to use to automatically run the AsanaCreate task” action for each Google DriveFile added to folder” event.
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Add the Google Drive trigger as "File added to folder"

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 "File added to folder" under Google Drive. Then, select the correct folder. This trigger will automatically detect all the new files that has been uploaded in a specific folder in Google Drive.

If this is your first time using a Google Drive integration in Relay, you'll be prompted to connect your Google Drive account.


Add the Asana "Create task" automation

Integrate the Asana automation into your playbook to automatically create tasks in Asana for every new files uploaded in your Google Drive folder.

Add a new step and select "Create task" from the list of Asana automations.

Connect Asana to Relay if you haven't already, then fill out the mandatory and relevant details. You can reference fields from Google Drive to automatically pass along the right data.


Turn on the playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate creating tasks in Asana. Once turned on, it will automatically create task in Asana whenever it detects a new file is uploaded in Google Drive without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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