Note: Use and transfer of information received from Google APIs to any other app will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

Google Docs

Google Docs is an online word processor. The Google Docs connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores. is used to create connections for Google Docs actions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows.. Use Google Docs actions to create empty documents, or list existing documents in Google Docs. For more information, see Google Docs.

Create a Google Docs connection

Note: Your browser-stored credentials are accessed to create connections. Either clear credentials from browser memory or make sure the stored credentials are for the intended environment.

Create a connection and sign in with Google Docs from the connections page or from the action configuration panel when configuring the action. For information about creating connections and assigning permissions, see Manage connections.

Google Docs account requirements

  • Nintex Automation Cloud uses the Nintex Automation Cloud - Google Docs Connector to create Google Docs connections. This connection requires you to grant permissions to read and write all user and group data.
  • The account you use to create a connection for Google Docs is the account that has access to the Google Docs actions.

Create a data source

Use the Google Docs data source to create a drop-down list of Google Docs documents in a form. Each data source is configured for a specific Google Docs operation. You can create as many data sources as you need. For more information on creating a data source and assigning permissions to it, see Data sources.

For example, to allow a user to select a Google Docs document from a list on a form, add a drop-down list of documents to the form using a Data lookup control A form control that allows users to select from a drop-down list of values that have been fetched from a third-party service.. The Data lookup control uses a Google Docs - Get documents data source to populate a list of calendars.

You can create a data source to:

  • Get documents: List documents visible to the authorized user.

Google Docs data source fields

When you create a Google Docs data source, you can configure some additional fields for the operations to retrieve specific date.

To access the data source fields, in the Add data source section, select the Connector and the Operation.

The following operations are available for the [Google Docs connector:

  • Google Docs - Get documents


Field or selection


Google Docs - Get documents Results per page The maximum number of documents to return in the list (10, 20, or 50).
  Page token Use the page token returned by an Google Docs - Get documents action to retrieve the next page of results.