Download a file to the Workflows file system over HTTP or HTTPS. You can use this function to download any file that you can access through a URL in your browser (such as an image or a document file).
NOTE: File functions does not support shareable links such as those from Box, OneDrive, or Google Drive.
URL (text): URL of the request, including the protocol http:// or https://
Headers (text): user-created fields to define headers to use in the file request
Query (text): user-created fields to define query parameters to use in the file request
File Content (file): ID of the file contents
Filename (text): filename of the downloaded file
Size (number): size of the downloaded file, in bytes
Use Download Function
To use this function:
Enter the URL, including the http:// or https:// part, in the URL field.
Optionally, use the Query section to build a query string.
For example, if you wanted to download a file from
https://www.example.com/download?filename=foo.txt, then you express this in one of two ways:
you could put that whole string into the URL input; or.
you could set the URL to
https://www.example.com/download, create an input filename in the Query section, and enter a value of foo.txt. This method is easier when the value of filename comes from a previous step in the Flow. You can drag the field into the input.
- Optionally, set headers in the request.
For example if the site requires authorization, you could add a header "Authorization: Bearer my-token" by adding an Authorization key to the Headers section and setting its value to Bearer my-token. You can also set "Content-type: application/image" similarly.
- Optionally, drag the ID value from the File Content output field to the File input of another card, such as a Box upload card.