Multiple images collected using GoCanvas can be added to certain cloud based services through Zapier. Up to ten photos can be added within a GoCanvas App, which will be automatically uploaded through Zapier as a ZIP file containing the images as JPG files to the cloud service of your choice.
Before getting started, you will need to:
- Make sure that the Photo field is set to allow Unsecured Access (allows images to be viewed by anyone, not just people who have GoCanvas accounts).
Please note that without the Unsecured Access setting enabled, the images cannot be viewed from outside of GoCanvas.
Creating a Zap to Upload Multiple Photos
Step 1: Push the "Make a Zap!" button in the upper right on your Dashboard when logged into Zapier
- Name your Zap
- Choose a Trigger App (Zapier refers to all of their partners as 'Apps')
- In this example, we are using GoCanvas as the Trigger ('When This Happens...')
Step 2: Choose the Trigger Event for the Zap
- In this case, we will choose making a New Submission
Step 3: Connect your GoCanvas Account to Zapier. Once you do this the first time, Zapier will remember the connection, so you can just choose an existing account in the future.
Step 4: Now you can choose the specific GoCanvas App you want to use as your Trigger
- The drop down will reveal a list of all of the GoCanvas Apps in your GoCanvas account with at least one Submission
- If you have not yet made a Submission with your intended GoCanvas App, you will need to complete a Submission for it to show up in the list
- When you hit Continue, Zapier is "looking" at your Submission inside your GoCanvas Account
Step 5: You have now completed your Trigger! Time to create your Action.
- Select the App (Remember, Zapier calls the cloud services they connect to "Apps")
- In this case we are going to select Dropbox (a similar process can be used for other services, like Google Drive or Box)
- For the Action Event, we will choose Upload File
Step 6: Connect your Dropbox Account to Zapier. Once you do this the first time, Zapier will remember the connection, so you can just choose an existing account in the future.
Step 7: Map your fields from your GoCanvas App to DropBox
- Choose a Folder (or create a new folder) for the file location in Dropbox
- Choose a Field from your App to upload as a File
- Adjust any additional options as needed (Overwrite, Specify File Name, Specify File Extension)
- Once you hit Continue, it will test your Zap by uploading a test ZIP file from your last submission
Step 8: Success!
Step 9: Turn on the Zap.
- Keep in mind that once it is turned on, it will always run
- To stop the integration, you must turn off the Zap in Zapier