Prompt for a file at Runtime

  1. What is your feature/integration request?
    When a file such as a CSV is used for the input to a flow, make it so that when the flow is run there’s a prompt for a new file to be uploaded at runtime.
  2. What problem would this feature/integration solve?
    Currently, CSV files can only be updated in editor mode.
  3. How do you solve/workaround this problem today?
    Whenever I have an updated CSV file, I have to go back into the editor, update the file, publish the flow, then run it.

I solve the problem by keeping the CSV in a Dropbox folder. That way I can change it without editing the flow.


It would be nice to be able to get a file from a URL, not just a Dropbox file. The Dropbox import has some drawbacks, it does not parse the file as well as the CSV upload module.

I used a dropbox folder and was able to accomplish most of what I need with this. It would be nice to point to a Google Drive (since most of my other workflow is via G-Suite vs just using Dropbox for this use). I still think a use case around “ask for a file at runtime” would be useful vs pointing to a dropbox, but it is a way to work around it.

How do you do this for multiple imports in a flow @David_Daniels?

You can have multiple inputs by using multiple dropbox files. They can be switched out all at once or separately.

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