How to Upload Files to Google Drive or Dropbox?

With the Everest Forms v1.7.2, Everest Forms Pro v1.3.7 and above, you can now upload files directly to Google Drive or Dropbox. With this feature onboard, you can have all your files collected from form submissions, saved to the cloud storage directly.

To set it up, follow the steps below:

Authenticating Google Drive #

To get the files uploaded to Google Drive, first you need to authenticate it with your site. To do so, browse to the Integration part of Everest Forms and click on Google Sheets.
Everest Forms > Settings > Integration > Google Drive

After you click on the settings icon, you will see a button “Authenticate with Google Account” as shown in the screenshot below. Click on it.

After you click on it, a different window will open where you will be asked to choose your Google Account. Select the account and allow the permissions to integrate with Google Drive.

Once you have selected the account and allowed the permissions, the access code will be generated. You need to copy and paste it in the settings as shown in the screenshot below. After pasting it, click on the “Verify Access Code” button.

The authentication should be completed successfully and now you can move to enabling it for your form.

Enabling Google Drive Upload in Form Settings #

To enable file uploading to Google Drive in your form, now you need to go to your Individual Form Settings.
Go to Everest Forms > All Forms > (click on the form you want to enable this option) > Settings > General > (scroll a bit) > External Upload Path > Check “Google Drive File Path” like shown below.

After enabling it, you can define the folder path in the input box appearing there like shown in the example above.
For example, I have defined /my-drive/evf-upload-test/, which means that any file that is uploaded through this form will be saved inside the folder my-drive/evf-upload-test.

You can leave the input box empty too. Leaving it empty will save the file directly in your drive and not inside any folder.

After enabling the option, simply save the settings, and then you can do a test submission to ensure that everything works fine. If everything is correctly setup then you will see the files in your drive as shown in the screenshot below.

Authenticating Dropbox #

To get the files uploaded to Dropbox, first you need to authenticate it with your site. To do so, browse to the Integration part of Everest Forms and click on Dropbox.
Everest Forms > Settings > Integration > Dropbox

After you click on the settings icon, you will see a button “Authenticate with Dropbox account ” as shown in the screenshot below. Click on it.

After you click on it, a different window will open where you will be asked to login to your Dropbox account. If you already have an account, you can simply log in. If you do not have an account then you can signup and create a new account and then login to your Dropbox account.
After you are logged in, allow all the permissions to integrate with Dropbox.

Once you are logged in and allowed the permissions, the access code will be generated. You need to copy and paste it in the settings as shown in the screenshot below. After pasting it, click on the “Verify Access Code” button.

The authentication should be completed successfully and now you can move to enabling it for your form.

Enabling Dropbox Upload in Form Settings #

To enable file uploading to Dropbox in your form, now you need to go to your Individual Form Settings.
Go to Everest Forms > All Forms > (click on the form you want to enable this option) > Settings > General > (scroll a bit) > External Upload Path > Check “Dropbox File Path” like shown below.

After enabling it, you can define the folder path in the input box appearing there like shown in the example above. The path will be created inside Apps > Everest Forms > (defined folder path) > (your uploaded files).
You can leave the input box empty too. Leaving it empty will save the file directly in your default path which is inside Apps > Everest Forms > (your uploaded files).

After enabling the option, simply save the settings, and then you can do a test submission to ensure that everything works fine. If everything is correctly setup then you will see the files in your Dropbox as shown in the screenshot below.

I hope that was helpful and you were able to set everything easily. If you have any questions regarding this, you can always contact us here.

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