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Create a Text File with Dropbox API

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

  1. Configure the Create a Text File action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Configure File name
    3. Select a Path
    4. Configure Content
  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


This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Create a Text File on Dropbox
Description:Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)


import dropbox from "../../dropbox.app.mjs";
import common from "../common.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Create a Text File",
  description: "Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)",
  key: "dropbox-create-a-text-file",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "File name",
      description: "Your new file name.",
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
      description: "The file path in the user's Dropbox to create the file. If not filled, it will be created in the root folder.",
    content: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Content",
      description: "The content of your new file",
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
    } = this;

    const res = await this.dropbox.uploadFile({
      contents: Buffer.from(content),
      path: this.getNormalizedPath(path, true) + name,
      autorename: true,

    $.export("$summary", `${name} successfully created in the folder ${path?.label || path}`);
    return res;


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.
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
File namenamestring

Your new file name.

PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

The content of your new file


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:

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