Create a fully functional & dynamic Files Cabinet
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- What Files Cabinet is
- Install & use add-ons with Awesome Table
- Display your files
- Save your own metadata
- Update your Files Cabinet datasource
You will create a dynamic Files Cabinet using the add-on by Awesome Table.
The Files Cabinet is a Google Sheets add-on that lets you effortlessly create a preconfigured AwesomeTable view by simply selecting a target folder within Google's My Drive (or Team Drive) that will then create an automatically-generated datasource listing all the contents of the folder you specified.
Why use Files Cabinet?
Easily list files from Google’s My Drive (or Team Drive)
Files Cabinet can work with folders containing numerous subfolders and files. The add-on can accommodate thousands of files and its only limitation is the size of a single Google Sheet (two million cells - which means up to 100,000 files can be saved & displayed [this will also depend on the number of columns you have]).
A customizable Awesome Table view
The Files Cabinet add-on offers a pre-built AwesomeTable view allowing you to quickly sort, filter and find the files you need. This view can be embedded on any website. You can even further customize the view according to your specifications (click here to learn how).
Live example :
In the first article of this tutorial, you’ll be learning how to install the Files Cabinet add-on by Awesome Table.