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Create a workflow to Create folder 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 folder action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Configure Folder name
    3. Optional- Select a Path
    4. Configure Autorename
  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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Create folder on Dropbox
Description:Create a folder. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesCreateFolderV2__anchor)


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

export default {
  name: "Create folder",
  description: "Create a folder. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesCreateFolderV2__anchor)",
  key: "dropbox-create-folder",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Folder name",
      description: "Your new folder name.",
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
      optional: true,
      description: "The file path in the user's Dropbox to create the folder. If not filled, it will be created in the root folder.",
    autorename: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Autorename",
      description: "If there's a conflict, have Dropbox try to autorename the folder to avoid the conflict.",
      default: true,
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
    } = this;

    const res = await this.dropbox.createFolder({
      path: this.getNormalizedPath(path, true) + name,
    $.export("$summary", `Folder successfully created: \`${res.result.metadata.name}\``);
    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.
Folder namenamestring

Your new folder name.

PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

If there's a conflict, have Dropbox try to autorename the folder to avoid the conflict.


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.

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