UiPath.GSuite.Activities.FindFiles doesnt retrieve file ID from google drive when Move File activity is added in G Suite application scope

UiPath.GSuite.Activities.FindFiles doesnt retrieve file ID from google drive when Move File activity is added in G Suite application scope.

I have tried removing the “Move File” or “Copy file” Activity in the “Gsuite application scope” Then the file ID gets retrieved with out issues.

Works fine when we add download file and get file info.

Can some one please help me with this?

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i did not find this topic in the forum. could you please guide me where i could find the answer

Hi @varunt1411

i do not have all the details of your issue, but it seems to be related to how google moves or copies files in the cloud.

From my experiments, if i move a file under a different name, it will keep it’s id. If i keep the name, it will change it’s id.

Quite simply, to be sure you do not have to know how the server side treats this, use a sequence of:

  1. Find Files and Folders
  2. Move/Copy File
  3. Find Files and Folders
    no matter what the use case is, the second find activity will yield the correct id. If you use the id from the first search, it might have change upon moving/copying, which makes sense it you think about it. This behavior is server-side and can be tested in the browser.
    Screenshot attached.

Note: In this usecase, i changed the name of the file to forumNewFile.