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document() Function


document( documentId, property )

Returns property information for a document.


Keyword Type Description



The Id of the document. This parameter accepts document objects as well. Document objects are represented by their Id number internally.



Information to retrieve for this document.



Usage considerations

The property parameter accepts the following case-sensitive values:

  • dateCreated
  • description
  • expirationDate
  • extension
  • folderId
  • folderName
  • id
  • knowledgeCenterId
  • knowledgeCenterName
  • lastUserToModify
  • lockedBy
  • name
  • totalNumberOfVersions
  • pendingApproval
  • size (in bytes)
  • approved
  • changesRequireApproval
  • url


You can copy and paste these examples into the Expression Rule Designer to see how this works.

document(101,"expirationDate") returns 12/21/05 2:28 PM GMT

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Process Reports Incompatible

You cannot use this function to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

You cannot use this function to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

document() Function