File Helper piece issue

I seem to be running into issues with the File Helper piece. When I read a file from google drive and generate an ouput format of base64, i always get an error message that says “you have unsaved changes on this page due to network disconnection.” + a refresh button. Once i refresh i lose my sample data. See screenshot…

This happens when the content of the file is too large and it is unable to save it in sample data.

One possible workaround is to use Test Flow instead of Step as this does not store sample data

I am also curious how people are using File Helper, do you mind sharing the use case?

That makes sense – appreciate the explanation. I’ve since revamped the workflow to trigger from a google sheet and fetching an image url. I was originally testing an instagram flow (using the ayrshare api) that was triggered by a new image being added to google drive.