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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Search Content with the Box API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Search Content action
    1. Connect your Box account
    2. Optional- Select a Type
    3. Optional- Configure Query
    4. Optional- Configure Metadata Filters
    5. Optional- Configure Fields
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Search Content on Box
Description:Searches for files, folders, web links, and shared files across the users content or across the entire enterprise. [See the docs here](https://developer.box.com/reference/get-search/).


import app from "../../box.app.mjs";
import { ConfigurationError } from "@pipedream/platform";
import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Search Content",
  description: "Searches for files, folders, web links, and shared files across the users content or across the entire enterprise. [See the docs here](https://developer.box.com/reference/get-search/).",
  key: "box-search-content",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    searchType: {
      propDefinition: [
    query: {
      propDefinition: [
    mdfilters: {
      propDefinition: [
    fields: {
      propDefinition: [
  async run({ $ }) {
    const results = [];
    if (!this.query && !this.mdfilters) {
      throw new ConfigurationError("At least one of `Query` and `Metadata Filters` props is needed.");
    const resourcesStream = await utils.getResourcesStream({
      resourceFn: this.app.searchContent,
      resourceFnArgs: {
        params: {
          query: this.query,
          mdfilters: this.mdfilters,
          type: this.searchType,
          fields: this.fields,
    for await (const resource of resourcesStream) {
    // eslint-disable-next-line multiline-ternary
    $.export("$summary", results.length ? `Successfully fetched ${results.length} search result${results.length === 1 ? "" : "s"}.` : "No search results.");
    return results;


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
BoxappappThis component uses the Box app.
TypesearchTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Files", "value": "file" }{ "label": "Folders", "value": "folder" }{ "label": "Web Links", "value": "web_link" }

The string to search for. This query is matched against item names, descriptions, text content of files, and various other fields of the different item types. Please see the docs

Metadata Filtersmdfiltersstring

A list of metadata templates to filter the search results by. e.g. [{"scope":"enterprise","templateKey":"contract","filters":{"category":"online"}}]. Please see the docs


A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response, e.g. id,type,name


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

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

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