Save document links back to Google Sheet

Updated on:
September 6, 2023

Adding output document links can be a great way to centralise all your information in a spreadsheet. This is a good option if other user need to access the documents and don't want to search in Portant or your Google Drive. In this guide we will show you how to:

  1. Add a 'Write links to source' block
  2. Select which documents links you'd like to save
  3. When the links appear

Add a 'Write links to source' block

You can only add a "write links to source block' if you have built a workflow that users Google Sheets as a source. If you have a sheets workflow, when you click the 'Add block' buttons an option in the sharing section will appear that is called 'Write links to source', like this:

Select which documents links you'd like to save

When you have added the block you can select which documents you'd like to save back to the spreadsheet. You can select the checkbox next tot he document and Portant will save the links to this type of document in your spreadsheet:

When the links appear

The links will appear in your spreadsheet the next time an automation is run. When the automation runs for the first time, Portant will create two new columns at the end of your spreadsheet and save links in the corresponding column(s)

These column headers can be renamed but must contain [Portant] to be reused in future automations.

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