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Dropbox API Integrations

Build and run workflows using the Dropbox API. Use 1000s of source-available triggers and actions across 2,100+ apps. Or write custom code to integrate any app or API in seconds.

Overview

The Dropbox API on Pipedream enables you to automate file and folder operations, streamlining workflows that involve storing, syncing, and sharing content. With this API, you can programmatically manage files, set up event-driven triggers based on changes within Dropbox, and leverage Pipedream's capabilities to connect with hundreds of other apps for extended automation scenarios. It's ideal for building custom file management solutions, archiving systems, or collaborative content workflows without writing extensive code.

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import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform"
export default defineComponent({
  props: {
    dropbox: {
      type: "app",
      app: "dropbox",
    }
  },
  async run({steps, $}) {
    const data = {
      "account_id": `${this.dropbox.$auth.oauth_uid}`,
    }
    return await axios($, {
      method: "post",
      url: `https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/users/get_account`,
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.dropbox.$auth.oauth_access_token}`,
        "Content-Type": `application/json`,
      },
      data,
    })
  },
})

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Example Use Cases

  • Automated Backup to Dropbox: Whenever a new file is uploaded to an FTP server, trigger a Pipedream workflow that automatically uploads this file to a specified Dropbox folder. This can serve as an off-site backup system for important documents or media files, ensuring they are safe and accessible from anywhere.

  • Content Approval Workflow: Create a system where new files added to a specific Dropbox folder trigger a Pipedream workflow, sending an approval request via Slack to a designated approver. Once the approver responds with approval, the workflow moves the file to a 'Published' folder within Dropbox, or if rejected, sends a notification back to the submitter with feedback.

  • Dropbox to Google Sheets Logging: Every time a new file is added to a Dropbox folder, a Pipedream workflow extracts relevant metadata (like filename, size, and upload date) and appends it to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. This creates an ongoing log for tracking uploads, which is particularly useful for teams needing to maintain records of content updates and revisions.

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New File from the Dropbox API

Emit new event when a new file is added to your account or a specific folder. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

 
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New Folder from the Dropbox API

Emit new event when a new folder is created. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

 
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New or Modified File or Folder from the Dropbox API

Emit new event when a file or folder is added or modified. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

 
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Create a Text File with the Dropbox API

Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify. See docs here

 
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Create folder with the Dropbox API

Create a folder. See docs here

 
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Create or Append to a Text File with the Dropbox API

Adds a new line to an existing text file, or creates a file if it doesn't exist. See docs here

 
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Create/Update a Share Link with the Dropbox API

Creates or updates a public share link to the file or folder (It allows to share the file or folder with anyone). See docs here

 
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Delete a File/Folder with the Dropbox API

Permanently removes a file/folder from the server. See docs here

 
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Authentication

Dropbox uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Dropbox account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Dropbox and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Dropbox API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

OAuth Request Configurations:
  1. authorization
    GEThttps://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id={{oauth.client_id}}&redirect_uri={{oauth.redirect_uri}}&state={{oauth.state}}&response_type=code&scope={{oauth.space_separated_scopes}}&token_access_type=offline
  2. accessToken
    POSThttps://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/tokencontent-type: application/x-www-form-urlencodedaccept: application/json
    client_id={{oauth.client_id}}&client_secret={{oauth.client_secret}}&redirect_uri={{oauth.redirect_uri}}&grant_type=authorization_code&code={{oauth.code}}
  3. refreshToken
    POSThttps://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/tokencontent-type: application/x-www-form-urlencodedaccept: application/json
    client_id={{oauth.client_id}}&client_secret={{oauth.client_secret}}&grant_type=refresh_token&refresh_token={{oauth.refresh_token}}

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