Read File Info

Read metadata information about a file.

Unless otherwise indicated, field types are text.

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk.


  • File ID: Unique ID of the file. The ID of a file can be found by navigating to the Google Drive web. Right-click on the file and select get sharable link. The File ID is the last part of that link, after id=. Example: Make sure to select the entire ID (about 20 characters long). Alternatively, use the [search files card]({{< relref "" >}}) to find the file by name. This card has a File ID output that can be dragged into this input field.



  • File Name: Name of the file.

  • Description: Description of the file.

  • Starred(True/False):

    • True: A file has a "Starred" label applied to it.

    • False: A file does not have a "Starred" label applied to it.

  • Parent Item ID (list): Provides a list output for all of the parent folders inside of which the file you read information exists.

  • Web View Link (URL): Url directly to the link that will pull up the file inside GoogleDrive.

  • Created Time(date - iso format): Date when the file was created.

  • Modified Time (date - iso format): Date when the file was last modified.

  • Last Modified User: Name of the user who last modified the file.


  • Shared (true/false): whether the file is shared and accessible or not.

  • Owner: Name of the person who owns the file.

  • Editors (list): List of names of people who have edit access to the file.

  • Viewers (list): List of names of people who have viewer access to the file.

  • Commenters (list): List of names of people who have comment access to the file.

  • Allow File Discovery (true/false): whether the file is discoverable or not via search inside GoogleDrive.

  • Writers Can Share (true/false): whether the people with write access can share the file.

  • Viewers Can Download (true/false): whether viewers can download the file.

Related topics

Google Drive connector

About the elements of Okta Workflows

G Suite API documentation