Creating Google doc in the sequence, then amending it later in the sequence

##google setup

Right now, the whole sequence is fine; it does exactly what I want (almost). This might be overcommunication - so feedback is great - I am trying to be as complete as possible to garner an easy answer from you.

I add a link to Slack to trigger the sequence, and then it runs the automation from the link. I want to summarize the posting from the link, yet I want to create a new Google Doc each time with the date that the initial run to Slack creates.

I am simply unsure how to name the document so that when I run it, a new G-doc is created and then amended with the image and text I create later. Do I map it? How do I map it to that sequence node?

I am literally brand new; I have only had an account for about 2 days, and I did not see what I wanted to do answered already (or I am unaware of what to look for).

I β€œthink” I would create the node right after the 5th action, right after the chat GPT data creation, and before the router. I am creating three different documents in three different folders to keep them separate. The last step in the sequence amends the document, yet I have a single document that is already made, yet it will get longer, and I do not want that. I want each time the sequence runs to create a new document and then amend it in each sequence branch that is named by the Slack date. That is fine; there are three different drive folders.

Each folder will have a new document labelled with a date and then amended with data and an image from GPT. How do I make it, name it that way, and then find it in the sequence?


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@samliew - just BRILLIANT! Thanks so much - will jump right into these solutions!