The /dropbox/import Robot

We are happy to import from whatever storage solution suits you best.

The /dropbox/import Robot imports whole directories of files from your Dropbox.


Name Type Default Description
credentials (required) String Please create your associated Template Credentials in your Transloadit account and use the name of your Template Credentials as this parameter's value. They will contain the values for your access token. Please create your dropbox access token here. While we recommend to use Template Credentials at all times, some use cases demand dynamic credentials for which using Template Credentials with their static nature is too unwieldy. If you have this requirement, feel free to use the following parameter instead: "access_token".
path (required) String / Array of Strings The path in your dropbox to the specific file or directory. If the path points to a file, only this file will be imported. For example: js/my_javascript_file.js If it points to a directory, then all files from this directory will be imported. For example: js/ For Transloadit to recognize you want to import all files from a directory, make sure your path ends with a / slash. Directories are imported recursively. If you want to import all files from the root directory, please use / as the value here. You can also use an array of path strings here to import multiple paths in the same Robot Step.
ignore_errors Array [] Possible array members are "meta" and "import". There might be an error coming up when trying to extract meta data from your imported files. This happens for files that are zero bytes big for example. Including "meta" in the array will cause the Robot to not stop the import (and the entire Assembly) when that happens. Including "import" in the array will ensure Robot does not error out on any import errors either. To keep backwards compatibility, setting this parameter to true will set it to ["meta", "import"] internally.


Our /dropbox/import Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. Here are a few example scenarios that you can try live on our website:

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