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Google Docs Connector

Overview

The Jitterbit Harmony Google Docs Connector is accessed from the Connectivity tab of the design component palette:

Connectivity tab

This connector is used to first configure a Google Docs connection, establishing access to an account on the Google Docs server, and then used to configure one or more Google Docs activities associated with that connection as either a source or target within an operation:

  • Get Docs: Retrieves a document from a Google Docs connection and is used as a source in an operation.

  • Create Docs: Creates a document in a Google Docs connection and is used as a target in an operation.

  • Update Docs: Updates a document in a Google Docs connection and is used as a target in an operation.

The Google Docs connector uses the Google Docs API v1. Refer to the API documentation for information on the schema fields and practices for manipulating Google Docs.

The Google Docs connector requires the use of an agent version 10.1 or higher.

Together, a specific Google Docs connection and its activities are referred to as a Google Docs endpoint. Once a connection is configured, activities associated with the endpoint are available from the Endpoints filter:

Connectivity tab

Google Docs Registration

As the connection will be an application that interfaces with Google Docs, you will need a Project ID, Client Email, and Private Key to access the Google Docs API. To obtain these, you need to create a service account from a Google account. See Google Registration for details.

NOTE: The Google Drive folder with the Google Docs you wish to access must be shared with the Google service account email that is used to create the connection. All the documents accessed by the connection will be in that particular folder. Sharing at least one folder is required. Google Docs outside the shared folder cannot be accessed.

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