In the previous tutorial, you learned how to use Files Cabinet to display Google Drive contents. Here, you'll learn how to use the add-on to update your existing datasource and app.
Use the Files Cabinet add-on to update your datasource and app effortlessly
Let’s say you or members of your team* added (or deleted) files from your specified Files Cabinet folder (or subfolder). How will you display the updated contents to your app or website? With the Files Cabinet add-on, updating your datasource and app is quick and easy.
Automatic Hourly Updates
The hourly update feature automatically updates your files cabinet datasource every hour.
Perform Manual Updates
For instances where your newly added files need to be published immediately (and waiting for the hourly update isn't an option), you can perform a manual update on the specified directory.
1.) To update your Files Cabinet within Google Sheets, select Add-ons > Files Cabinet by Awesome Table > Start Listing.
2.) Click the Update list of files button (image below).
3.) Click the Open button to see your updated app (this will open the same app generated earlier in Step 7 in the previous tutorial).
* Note that there are now 29 files.
You’ve just learned how to use the Files Cabinet add-on to:
- display Google Drive contents and how to
- update your datasource and app with just 1 click of a button.