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About Google Drive 

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created and managed by Google. It allows users to store documents in the cloud, share files, and edit documents with collaborators. Files shared publicly on Google Drive can be searched with web search engines.

For more information, see the Google Drive website.


Field (Account) Information


While configuring the Source or Destination of a Connection or a Shared Connection, you find an Account option to configure your application with Adeptia Connect. Using Account configuration, you specify the location from where the data is to be accessed. In this process, you enter the details of the application account, to grant permission for data access.


Specify the following information for Google Drive:







Account Name

A short, descriptive name that helps you re-use this account in future.


A trigger (Source) specifies when a particular Connection or Shared Connection will start executing. While configuring the Source of a Connection or a Shared Connection, you find a Trigger drop down list. Select the required trigger type from this drop down list.  

When Google Drive is the source application, the following triggers are available:



New File in Directory

Triggers when a file is added.

When the Process all the existing files at the time of activation option is selected, the system processes ALL files in the directory, the very first time the Connection is activated. See Considering Initial & Incremental Data for details.


An Action specifies how the data will be transferred at the destination location. While configuring the Destination (Target) of a Connection or a Shared Connection, you find an Action drop down list. Select the required Action type from this drop down list. 

When Google Drive is the destination application, the following actions are available:




Create File

Creates a file (with a unique name) at specified location.

Copy File From Trigger

Creates a file (with the same name as Source file) at specified location.

Revoking Adeptia Connect Access

To revoke Adeptia Connect access from Google Drive, perform the following steps:

  1. Login to the Gmail account.
  2. Click the Show App icon and select Google Drive
  3. Google Drive opens in a new tab. Click Settings from the top right corner.
  4. Click Manage Apps.
  5. Click Disconnect from Drive for the relevant application.


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