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Download File to TMP with Dropbox API

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Getting Started

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

  1. Configure the Download File to TMP action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
    3. Optional- Configure File name
  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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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.

Download File to TMP on Dropbox
Description:Download a specific file to the temporary directory. [See the documentation](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesDownload__anchor).
Version:0.0.5
Key:dropbox-download-file-to-tmp

Code

import dropbox from "../../dropbox.app.mjs";
import fs from "fs";
import { file } from "tmp-promise";

export default {
  name: "Download File to TMP",
  description: "Download a specific file to the temporary directory. [See the documentation](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesDownload__anchor).",
  key: "dropbox-download-file-to-tmp",
  version: "0.0.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
        dropbox,
        "path",
        () => ({
          initialOptions: [],
        }),
      ],
    },
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "File name",
      description: "The new name of the file to be saved, including it's extension. e.g: `myFile.csv`",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const { result } = await this.dropbox.downloadFile({
      path: this.dropbox.getNormalizedPath(this.path, false),
    });

    const {
      path, cleanup,
    } = await file();

    const tmpPath = this.name
      ? `/tmp/${this.name}`
      : path;

    await fs.promises.appendFile(tmpPath, Buffer.from(result.fileBinary));
    await cleanup();

    delete result.fileBinary;

    $.export("$summary", `File successfully saved in "/tmp/${this.name}"`);

    return {
      tmpPath,
      ...result,
    };
  },
};

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.
File namenamestring

The new name of the file to be saved, including it's extension. e.g: myFile.csv

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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