The /google/store Robot

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The /google/store Robot exports encoding results to Google Storage.


Name Type Default Description
use (required) String / Array of Strings


Specifies which Step(s) to use as the input to this Robot.

Special Step names

A special Step name is ":original", which provides user uploads handled by Transloadit.

Providing several Steps as input

You can add arrays to use several Steps:
"use": [

Step bundling

Some Robots can gather several Step results for a single invocation. For example, the /file/compress Robot would normally create one Zip file for each file passed to it. If you'd set bundle_steps to true, however, it will create one archive containing all the result files from all Steps you give it. To enable bundling, provide an object like the one below to the use parameter:
  "use": {
    "steps": [
    "bundle_steps": true
This is a crucial parameter for the /video/adaptive Robot, otherwise you'll generate 1 playlist for each viewing quality.
Keep in mind that all input Steps must be present in your Template. If one of them is missing, no result is generated because the Robot waits indefinitely for all input Steps to be finished.

Group by original

Sticking with the /file/compress Robot example, you can set group_by_original to true, in order to create a separate Zip file for each of your uploaded or imported files, instead of creating one archive containing all originals (or one per resulting file). This is a crucial parameter for the /media/playlist Robot.


See a demo for the use parameter here.
credentials (required) String Create a new Google service account. Set its role to "Storage Object Creator". Choose "JSON" for the key file format and download it to your computer. You will need to upload this file when creating your Template Credentials.

Go back to your Google credentials project and enable the "Google Cloud Storage JSON API" for it. Wait around ten minutes for the action to propagate through the Google network. Grab the project id from the drop down menu in the header bar on the Google site. You will also need it later on.

Now you can set up the storage.objects.create and storage.objects.delete permissions. The latter is optional and only required if you intend to overwrite existing paths.

Then create your associated Template Credentials in your Transloadit account and use the name of your Template Credentials as this parameter's value.
path String "${unique_prefix}/${file.url_name}" The path at which the file is to be stored. This may include any available Assembly Variables.
acl String "public-read" The permissions used for this file. This can be "public-read", "authenticated-read", "bucket-owner-full-control", "private" or "project-private".


Our /google/store Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. Here are a few example scenarios that you can try live on our website:

Blog posts about the /google/store Robot

We wrote the following posts about the /google/store Robot on our blog:

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You can easily combine Robots to create powerful workflows, unique to your business.
This is the power of Transloadit.