Quip is a document collaboration and creation tool for teams. It combines chat, docs, task lists, and spreadsheets in one app.  Onna connects directly with Quip's Enterprise API to collect all information from an enterprise account in native format, as well as all relevant metadata.

To collect from Quip Enterprise you'll need access to a Quip admin account. The admin api must be enabled on your account by Quip prior to running a collection. 

Integration Features

Files Collected

  • All accessible documents from an Enterprise account - public folders and private documents
  • To-do lists
  • Spreadsheets
  • Metadata fields including created on, expanded users, and updated on
  • Comments made on files

Sync Modes

We currently support 2 syncing modes - one-time & auto-sync and archive.

  • One-time is a one-way sync that collects information only once.
  • Auto-sync and archive means that Onna will perform a full sync and archive the information collected. Onna will then automatically sync and archive any new information after the original sync. 

Data Exports

You can export data and metadata in eDiscovery ready format. Load files are available in a dat, CSV, or custom text file.

Reasons to use Onna to collect from Quip

  • We process and index all content so everything is searchable
  • We can keep track of changes happening in Quip so you have a complete archive
  • Our Quip Enterprise integration is the only ediscovery integration that collects Quip content in native format

How to Guide

For this integration, you'll need access to be an admin in Onna and proceed to the workspace you'd like to add the data source in. Select the icon for adding a new source and choose Quip Enterprise.

The next screen will ask you for the 'Client ID' and 'Client secret'. These are fields that you should have access to as a Quip admin. You also have to make sure that you're signed into Quip on your browser with the user that you're using for the collection. Additionally if your Quip site is hosted on a custom Quip url, you can enter that on the host name line starting with "https://platform" and then your domain. If your site is hosted on Quip.com, you can leave that blank.

Once you've entered these fields click 'Connect'. 

This will direct you to login, or if you're already logged in, it will redirect you back to Onna. Here you can select to sync Folders and/or Chats, and to include the "Trash".

You can also set a date range and the sync mode.

The next page will ask you for your users to collect from, or you can load the users' list.

If you choose to enter a user, you can verify the user exists with the arrow icon.

This will turn into a check mark for the user existing, or display an exclamation point for not existing.

Click Next to load the folder tree.

You can choose to "Select all folders" or wait for them to load.

Click "Finish" to start the collection.

When you click on the Quip Enterprise data source, you will start seeing results being populated.

From this screen, you are able to filter results by date range, categories, and/or extensions using the menu on the left. 

Quip pages in Onna

All Quip pages are stored as html - this is the format that Onna receives them in. We try our best to replicate this formatting on the platform. Remember that you can always get to the original document in Quip from Onna by clicking the arrow within the document viewer:

Here are some examples of how Quip pages look like:

Example: Meeting Agenda & Notes

Format in Quip

Format in Onna

Quip pages in Onna have 4 sections:

  • Quip Content form the Document
  • Metadata about the document included users who have access
  • Chat History
  • Edit History (only available for Quip Document, not spreadsheets or presentations)

Chat notes are stored at the bottom along with all other metadata collected regarding the page. Changes to the Quip page will show up at the bottom of the page in Onna - edits will be demonstrated in green and deleted content in red. 

API Limitations

Quip's formatting exists mainly within their platform. We try our best to replicate it but in some cases may not get an exact match.

We do not receive content from the following App styles on Quip: 

  • Kanban
  • Calendar
  • Project Tracker
  • Process Bar
  • Poll
  • Countdown

A number of the other App pages that they offer, such as Product Launch Plan or Account Review, are combinations of the app styles above.

However, any content that is written directly to the page, such as text, titles or comments (for instance - comments made on a Kanban card) we do collect as it falls under their API. We also collect the documents metadata. 

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