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  1. Flow - drinsertfile
    1. Description
    2. Variables
      1. Used
      2. Created
    3. Termination
    4. Flow
    5. Notes

Flow - drinsertfile


Appends or prepends text from a file to an existing draft. If the UUID for an existing draft is not passed in via a variable, the user will be presented with a content-based filter search to select the draft to insert the text into.

Variables may also be specified to specify a text prefix for each inserted line, and the name of a Drafts action to be run on the updated draft.

Inserting text into an existing draft is currently only possible via a URL scheme call, and so Drafts will temporarily come to the foreground to carry out the operations. The flow will switch back to the previous application when processing has completed, leaving the updated draft loaded into the Drafts application editor.



The following variables can be passed in and will be processed by the flow.

Variable Description
query * The path of the file whose content should be appended to the draft.
insertMethod * Set to append or prepend, and determines the route through the flow.
UUID The (optional) unique identifier of the draft to be appended to.
prefix The text to prepend to each content line.
action The name of an action to execute on the new draft once it has been created if the draft is to be opened.

* These are mandatory for triggering this flow.


The following variables are set-up by the flow.

Variable Description
content The (modified) content to populate the new draft with.
appPath Set with the path to the app that is in the foreground when the flow is triggered.
UUID The unique identifier of the draft to be appended to. Set by a search operation if no UUID was passed in originally.
NotificationTitle The title to be shown in any completion notification.
NotificationMessage The message to be shown in any completion notification.





  • Supports new lines from Alfred input as “\n”.
  • Supports tab characters from Alfred input as “\t”.