Google Drive

The Google Drive 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 Drive actions. Use Google Drive actions to work with files and folders in Google Drive.

Note: Shared folders are not currently supported between Nintex Workflow Cloud and Google Drive.

Create a Google Drive connection

You can create connections from the Automate or Designer page.

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.


  • Google Drive offers support for files and folders with duplicate names. Every item in Google Drive has a unique ID. If duplicate file or folder names are used within the Google Drive actions, folder or file IDs must be used instead of the file or folder paths.

Create a Google Drive data source

Use the Google Drive data source to retrieve a list of drives available to the connector.

Example:  To allow users to select a specific Google drive in a form, add a drop-down list of drives 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 Drive - Get drives data source to list the drives available in the drop-down.

You can create a data source to:

  • Get drives: list drives from your Google Drive account.

Each data source is configured for a specific user. You can create as many data sources as you need.

Google Drive data source fields

When you create a Google Drive data source, you can configure some additional fields to specify which tables, views, and stored procedures the data source should retrieve.


Field or selection


Add new data source Operation Displays the operations available for the selected Connector. Depending on the selection the following fields are displayed:
  • Google Drive - Get drives
    • Include my drive: Whether or not to include drives belonging to the account used to create the connection, or retrieve only the available shared drives' metadata.
    • Use domain admin permission: Issue the request as a domain administrator.