Document Generation Overview

With Document Generation, users can build templates with Drive Connect’s Template Builder and generate those templates leveraging merged Salesforce data into Google Docs. This eliminates user error caused by miskeying data or copying and pasting incorrect information and creates accurate and robust documentation efficiently without leaving Salesforce.

How it works

Document Generation

Drive Connect’s Drive Links component supports generating Google Docs from Salesforce record data. The Drive Connect Template Builder provides an easy-to-use authoring environment to build and test merge templates from within Salesforce.

Architecture

The (1) Drive Links component allows a user to select a template via the Google Picker, which is (2) presented by the Drive Service. A new file is (3) generated and (4) saved to Google Drive. Its name and url is used to (4) create a Salesforce Content Version record.

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To get started, ensure to create or designate a root templates folder in order to create templates and generate new files.