Connectors and Plugins

Google Drive Connector

Available for

  • All paid editions

Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service designed to integrate with most operating systems and devices, sync content in real-time across multiple devices, and act as a backup data repository for data.

Google Drive connector allows the downloading of source files and uploading of target files directly to/from personal and shared Google Drive repositories. The connector uses the Google Drive API to implement the integration.

Google Docs Support

Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides use specialized file formats that Memsource does not support. The connector converts these file types to .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx, respectively, for processing. When a translation of any of those types of files is completed and uploaded back to Google Drive, they are automatically converted back into their native Google format.

Google Drive cannot export Google Docs files over a certain size (approximately 10 MB). The error The file is too large to be exported is triggered and the job will not be created. In this case, download the file and upload it to Memsource manually.

Use Cases

There are a number of use cases for the connector:

  • Project Managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository.

  • Set up the Automation Widget allowing Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.

  • Use Automated Project Creation (APC) to have Memsource automatically create new projects when a change in the last modified date is detected for monitored files or a folder.

    • Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs. All files are imported when a folder is monitored.

    • This connector supports absolute path setting.

  • Set up Continuous Jobs to have Memsource monitor selected files for changes.

  • The Connector API can be used to automate steps otherwise performed manually through the UI. Webhooks can be used to have Memsource notify 3rd party systems about certain events (for example, a job status change).

Google Drive Settings

No changes are required.

Memsource Settings

  1. From the Setup Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section.

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create Connector page opens.

  4. Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to Google Drive.

  5. Select Drive Type.

  6. Click Connect to Google Drive.

    A Google authentication screen will appear where you can select your account.

  7. Click on Allow.

    A checkmark will appear in the connector setup if the connection was successful. A red exclamation point will appear if it wasn't. Mouse over the icon to see additional details.

  8. Click Save.

    The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.

If a default project, branch, and folder is required when connecting, open the connector configuration and click the Select Remote Folder button to set it.

Tip

If you are unable to add an additional Google connector try the following steps:

  1. Visit the Google Drive page.

  2. Click on the account (top right corner)

  3. Click Security on the left, and scroll down to Third-party apps with account access.

  4. Click on Manage third-party access. If Memsource Connector is listed here, delete it and recreate the Google Drive connector.

Google Drive Privacy Policy

By using this service, you agree that Memsource can access your Google Drive, browse files and folders, access and download selected files, upload the translated versions back to your Google Drive, and access and download native Google documents in your Google Drive. Memsource use of Google user data is limited to the practices explicitly disclosed in this privacy policy.

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