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Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API

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Create a workflow to Create or Append to 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 or Append to a Text File action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Configure File name
    3. Optional- 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

Integrations

Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API on New Item Updated (Instant) from Microsoft Excel API
Microsoft Excel + Dropbox
 
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Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API on New Requests (Payload Only) from HTTP / Webhook API
HTTP / Webhook + Dropbox
 
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Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API on New Item in Feed from RSS API
RSS + Dropbox
 
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Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API on New Message from Discord API
Discord + Dropbox
 
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Create or Append to a Text File with Dropbox API on New Message In Channels from Slack API
Slack + Dropbox
 
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Details

This is a pre-built, source-available 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 or Append to a Text File on Dropbox
Description:Adds a new line to an existing text file, or creates a file if it doesn't exist. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)
Version:0.0.9
Key:dropbox-create-or-append-to-a-text-file

Code

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

export default {
  name: "Create or Append to a Text File",
  description: "Adds a new line to an existing text file, or creates a file if it doesn't exist. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)",
  key: "dropbox-create-or-append-to-a-text-file",
  version: "0.0.9",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "File name",
      description: "Your new file name",
    },
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
        dropbox,
        "path",
        () => ({
          filter: ({ metadata: { metadata: { [".tag"]: type } } }) => type === "folder",
        }),
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "Type the folder name to search for it in the user's Dropbox. If not filled, it will be created in the root folder.",
    },
    content: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Content",
      description: "The content to be written",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    async getFileInfo(path, content) {
      let file;
      try {
        file = await this.dropbox.downloadFile({
          path,
        });
      } catch {
        file = null;
      }

      return {
        fileExists: !!(file?.result?.fileBinary),
        content: file?.result?.fileBinary
          ? `${file.result.fileBinary.toString()}\n${content}`
          : content,
      };
    },
    getArgs(fileExists, content, normalizedPath) {
      return {
        contents: Buffer.from(content),
        path: normalizedPath,
        autorename: !fileExists,
        mode: fileExists
          ? {
            ".tag": "overwrite",
          }
          : undefined,
      };
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      name,
      content,
      path,
    } = this;

    const normalizedPath = this.dropbox.getNormalizedPath(path, true) + name;
    const {
      fileExists,
      content: normalizedContent,
    } = await this.getFileInfo(normalizedPath, content);

    const res = await this.dropbox.uploadFile(this.getArgs(
      fileExists,
      normalizedContent,
      normalizedPath,
    ));

    $.export("$summary", fileExists
      ? `Text successfully appended to the file "${name}"`
      : `Text file successfully created in the path "${path?.label || path}"`);
    return res;
  },
};

Configuration

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.
LabelPropTypeDescription
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
File namenamestring

Your new file name

PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Contentcontentstring

The content to be written

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:

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Triggers

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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Actions

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/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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Download File to TMP with the Dropbox API

Download a specific file to the temporary directory. See the documentation.

 
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