Attach files from WorkDrive

Attaching files from WorkDrive

WorkDrive is a cloud based file management software that allows people to create, store, and share files within their organization. Any document (Spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, images, or writer documents) that is created in WorkDrive can be shared with the peers, members from other teams, and external users that helps enhance collaboration. Read more about creating documents in WorkDrive here. These files can also be attached to the CRM records in the related list, emails, and file upload field. 

Sharing documents through WorkDrive

The documents created in WorkDrive can be attached to the CRM records in the form of a link. While attaching the document you must set the sharing permissions based on which the user will be able to access the attachment (Learn more about sharing files within WorkDrive). There are three types of sharing permissions available in WorkDrive:
  1. Anyone in the Team
    All the users who are part of a team (org) in Zoho WorkDrive will be able to access the file.
  2. Anyone with the link can view
    Users who are not part of your team or organization can access the file through a link. This option helps you share files with external users like vendors, customers, etc. who are not part of your org. 
  3. Members with access permission in WorkDrive
    Users who already have access to the file or folder in WorkDrive will be able to access it.

Attaching files from WorkDrive

Files can be attached to the CRM records in the Attachments related list, in Emails, and in the File Upload field.

Attaching files from multiple teams

Users who are part of multiple teams in Zoho WorkDrive can choose the team from which they want to attach a file in CRM.

To attach files to a record
  1. Go to any module and select the record.
    1. In the Attachments related list, click the + icon  and select  Zoho WorkDrive from the drop-down list.
      Alternately, you can scroll to the attachment section > click Attach > Zoho WorkDrive from the drop-down list.

    2. In the File Upload field, click Choose File and select Zoho WorkDrive from the drop-down list. 

    3. In Email, click Send email Attachment iconZoho WorkDrive.

  2. Select the file you want to attach and click Pick.
  3. Select the Share Settings and click Share.
  1. You can attach a maximum of 10 files at a time.
  2. There is no limit to the file size that can be attached via WorkDrive.
  3. Only one file can be attached to a file upload field.

Creating WorkDrive Team from CRM

If your organization does not have a WorkDrive account, then the CRM administrator can create a WorkDrive Team from CRM. All the CRM users will be automatically synced with the newly created team. However, you can add or remove users from a team only from WorkDrive. 
Note that the users with admin profile in CRM will be admins in WorkDrive also.
For CRM admins 
While attaching file you can create a WorkDrive team right from your CRM account. 

Alternately you can choose to create a team from the scratch. If this option is selected, the CRM users must be manually added to the WorkDrive team 
The admins who already have a WorkDrive team cannot create another team from the CRM account. Also, once a WorkDrive team is created, any new user that is added to the CRM account must be manually added to the WorkDrive team. 

For non-admins
The non-administrators who don't have a WorkDrive account can contact the CRM admin to setup a team in WorkDrive.

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