Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for storing and sharing files. It allows you to save, sync, and share your personal files, such as photos, videos, and docs. Dropbox lets you backup your files to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends.

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Triggers

  • New File in Folder

    Triggers when a new file is created in the specified folder

  • File Updated in Folder

    Triggers when an existing file is updated in the specified folder

  • New Folder/Update Folder

    Triggers when a new folder is created or an existing folder is updated

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Actions

  • Append Text

    Add text to an existing file

  • Copy File or Folder

    Copy an existing file or folder to the specified location

  • Create Folder

    Create a new folder

  • Delete File or Folder

    Delete the specified file or folder

  • Download File

    Download the specified file

  • Get Folder Details

    Retrieve the details of the specified folder

  • Move File or Folder

    Move the specified file or folder to a new location

  • Restore File to Specific Revision

    Restore a file to the specified version

  • Get Files and Folders Metadata

    Retrieve the metadata of the specified file or folder

  • Search file and folder metadata

    Retrieve the metadata of the files and folders of which name contains the specified search string

  • Upload File

    Upload the specified file

Common Questions

To use Dropbox in your flow, you will first need to connect Dropbox to Built.io Flow Enterprise. 

To do this, drag any Dropbox action listed under Dropbox service on the canvas and click on ‘Add New’ option listed under ‘Authorize Dropbox’ field in the configuration window. You will be prompted to login to your Dropbox account, if you are not already logged in. 

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Once you have logged in to your Dropbox account, you will be redirected to canvas. 

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Rename the authorization as per your choice and click on ‘Add’ link. You can now see the added authorization under ‘Authorize Dropbox’ field. Once added, this authorization will be available in all Dropbox actions and triggers.

In order to upload a file on Dropbox using 'Dropbox - Upload File' action, you first need to ensure that it is saved on Flow engine local storage. To achieve this, you can use 'Download File' action of any other storage service (such as Box, Google Drive). Click here to know more about it.