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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 Compatible
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

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

document() Function