Get URL of workflow generated file

So basically I have a simple workflow that creates a file from a template and saves it in a specific place in my Google Drive. This workflow happens every time a specific action is done. new files are constantly being created and saved in the google drive. How (when the file is created) can i fetch the URL of the SPECIFIC file that was created, to store in a database where users can then view each of these files?

Hi Jason, give this a try and let me know if it works.

  1. Add a file column to your table
  2. Make sure you use a formula to set the filename in the “Save File” workflow.
  3. Create an action (call it “set filepath”) that sets the value of the file column using the same formula as the “Save File” action.
  4. Add the “set filepath” action as an additional step in your workflow after the “save file” step
  5. Create another action called “open file” with a condition to only be visible when “filepath” is not blank. The do this is “open a file” and the target is the file column

Thanks for the response!

So, i now have my file column saved set as the “FILE” type.

and my formula is as follows “appsheet/data/[InspectionID]”. the inspection ID is the name of the file, and ive tried adding “.PDF” to the end of it. I keep getting a browser error of “file/directory not found”, is my formula wrong or am i missing something?

do you have the file being saved to a custom path or is it just going to the app default path?

The formula you have above should look like this:


you can also use the concatenante function:

concatenate(“appsheet/data/”, [InspectionID],".pdf")

If you are using the default folder for the app you should just need this:



It works thanks! i used the concatenate method and it worked perfectly!