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Trigger a workflow on New or Modified File or Folder with Dropbox API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the New or Modified File or Folder trigger
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
    3. Configure Recursive
    4. Configure includeMediaInfo
    5. Configure includeLink
    6. Configure dropboxApphook
  2. Add steps to connect to 1000+ APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  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, 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.

New or Modified File or Folder on Dropbox
Description:Emits an 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.
Version:0.0.4
Key:dropbox-new-or-modified-file-or-folder

Code

const dropbox = require("../../dropbox.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "dropbox-new-or-modified-file-or-folder",
  name: "New or Modified File or Folder",
  version: "0.0.4",
  description:
    "Emits an 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.",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    path: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "path"] },
    recursive: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "recursive"] },
    includeMediaInfo: {
      type: "boolean",
      description:
        "Emit media info for photo and video files (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
    includeLink: {
      type: "boolean",
      description:
        "Emit temporary download link for files (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
    dropboxApphook: {
      type: "$.interface.apphook",
      appProp: "dropbox",
      static: [],
    },
    db: "$.service.db",
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      await this.dropbox.initState(this);
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const updates = await this.dropbox.getUpdates(this);
    for (update of updates) {
      if (update[".tag"] == "file") {
        if (this.includeMediaInfo) {
          const dpx = await this.dropbox.sdk();
          update = await dpx.filesGetMetadata({
            path: update.path_lower,
            include_media_info: true,
          });
          if (update.result) {
            update = update.result;
          }
        }
        if (this.includeLink) {
          const dpx = await this.dropbox.sdk();
          let response = await dpx.filesGetTemporaryLink({
            path: update.path_lower,
          });
          if (response.result) {
            response = response.result;
          }
          const { link, metadata } = response;
          update.link = link;
        }
      }
      this.$emit(update);
    }
  },
};

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.
Recursiverecursiveboolean

Also watch sub-directories and their contents.

includeMediaInfoboolean

Emit media info for photo and video files (incurs an additional API call)

includeLinkboolean

Emit temporary download link for files (incurs an additional API call)

dropboxApphook$.interface.apphook
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.

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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