Change/Remove App Name from PDF File Name & Email Subject Line


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    Siobhan Tabatabai, Community Manager

    Hi Jeff,

    Thank you for reaching out with your feedback! There is actually an existing feature request which touches on this same situation here, if you'd like to take a look. I'll share the response here as to why users are unable to remove the App name from the file name:

    "There's no way to remove the App name from the PDF file name or the subject line at this point (but feel free to submit that as a feature request). One of the reasons is that, hypothetically, you could set your app up to have conditional fields as the app name, and if none of those conditions were satisfied, the file wouldn't get a name. So something has to be there. But again, great feature request!"

    However, there is a way that you can accomplish this by setting up a Zap in Zapier with Drive. You can control the name for submissions by following these steps (also copied from a response to this post):

    The trigger is a new submission from whatever App you want.

    The action is to upload a new file in Drive: 

    The file will be the GoCanvas PDF and then you can set the file name based on either static text or fields in the App: 

    I did it based on a field that collects the date the Submission was completed and my username. It shows up in Drive like this: 

    I hope this helps as a workaround in the meantime. Regardless, I want to thank you for sharing your feedback with us!

    All the best,


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