Google Drive search not returning results in all cases

I am using the Gsuite Activity to do a search on google drive. I am wanting to search for a file that is named “This_is_the-file_name_20190722”

When i do a search using the string “name contains ‘This_is_the-file_name’” no results are returned. however if i use “name contains ‘This_is_the-file’” it will find the file and same if i search for name contains ‘This_is_the’"

Is there a reason why it is not finding the file if i do a search for the full name before the date? (This_is_the-file_name), it seems to have something to do with the -, but i cant find a way around it. Can any one make some suggestions for a workaround that will allow me to search for the full file name, minus the date?

Welcome back to uipath community

May be that file alone might have such name
As it seems like the condition
Contains(“This_is_the-file”) works

To search for the date
Try like this in the Contains like

This will search for the current dates file

Hope this would help you
Cheers @Kevin_Schenk


Thank you for your response, how ever i am not having a problem returning the date, my concern is that if i search for “This_is_the-file” it works, but “This_is_the-file_name” does not (see attached image for clarification)

Among the two files second one is a excel file with extension .xlsx
While what is the extension of the first file
I didn’t have any extension
Cheers @Kevin_Schenk


The file is a google sheets file, no extensions are listed for these files on google drive.

May I know what is the type argument mentioned in the for each loop with input results (first loop)



The type is Google.Apis.Drive.v3.Data.File