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Delete a File/Folder with Dropbox API

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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Delete a File/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 Delete a File/Folder action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
  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

Details

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.

Delete a File/Folder on Dropbox
Description:Permanently removes a file/folder from the server. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesDeleteV2__anchor)
Version:0.0.2
Key:dropbox-delete-a-file-folder

Code

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

export default {
  name: "Delete a File/Folder",
  description: "Permanently removes a file/folder from the server. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesDeleteV2__anchor)",
  key: "dropbox-delete-a-file-folder",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
        dropbox,
        "pathFileFolder",
      ],
      description: "Path in the user's Dropbox to delete.",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const { path } = this;
    const res = await this.dropbox.deleteFileFolder({
      path: path?.value || path,
    });
    $.export("$summary", `"${path?.label || path}" successfully deleted`);
    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.
PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

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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