Why my ".pdf" been converted to ".file" using monday api upload file query?

Hi everyone!

By uploading pdf file to monday through api, the “.pdf” got converted to “.file”, is it a must? How can I keep it as “.pdf”?

Below is a reply from chatgpt, is that true?
“When you upload a file to Monday.com using their API, the file extension is not preserved and is instead changed to “.file”. This is because Monday.com stores all file attachments with a unique identifier to prevent naming conflicts and to optimize storage.”


Hello there @mlellison and welcome to the community!

I hope you like it here :muscle:

I just used the add_file_to_column method to add a pdf file into a files column and the PDF stays a PDF. You can view it and download it and it will still be a PDF.

Which method are you trying?

Looking forward to hearing from you!