Normally, files are attached using the Attachments Object. This allows a Method user to attach the file manually via drag-and-drop.
However, using the Add Attachment to Record ID action, you can attach a file to a record if you have the URL of that file without having to use the Attachments Object.
For more information on attachments, see our article "How Attachments Work."
▶ Select a table: The table which holds the record you want to attach a file to.
▶ Specify RecordID: Indicate the unique record to attach the file to with its Record ID.
▶ Attachment URL: The URL of the file to be attached to the record. This should be a direct link to the file and not a file on a virtual drive such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
- File attachments added to Method is not stored in a master table. Instead, a file attachment is associated to a specific record. For example, you can attach a file to an invoice, and the attachment is associated only to that invoice.
- If you wish to get the attachment URL for an attachment already associated with another record, you will need to use the action Loop Through Attachments.
- As explained above, the URL for the document must be a direct link available to the public. Files stored on virtual drives such as Google Drive or Dropbox will not work because the shareable links they provide do not go to the file: it goes to a page which allows you to download the file.