How to track new Google Drive files in Google Sheets

Relay.app is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Google Drive, Google Sheets, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to automatically add row to sheet in Google Sheets for each file added to folder in Google Drive using Relay.app.
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Create your playbook and set 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.

To setup this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "File added to folder" under Google Drive. Then, select the Parent Folder where Files are added. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect any file that is added to a specific folder in Google Drive and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Google Drive integration in Relay.app, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.

2

Add the "Add row to sheet" in Google Sheets automation

Integrate the Google Sheets automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt addition of a new row in Google Sheets when a new file is added to a specific folder in Google Drive.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Add row to sheet" automation for Google Sheets and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Google Sheets account isn't already connected to Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for Relay.app to sync with your Google Sheets account.

3

Activate your Relay.app playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate the addition of a new row in Google Sheets. Once turned on, it will respond whenever a new file is added to a specific folder in Google Drive by adding a new row in Google Sheets 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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