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How to identify and query a Dropbox file from a shared link using Zapier?

  • 1 December 2023
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Seems like the most obvious thing, but it is eluding me: If I have a link to a shared Dropbox file, how can I get a Zap to identify the file and query everything about it? I won’t know the file’s path or name in advance.

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Best answer by BaseFace 5 December 2023, 17:19

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Hi @BaseFace 

Good question.

Can you post an example of the link you are trying to use?

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Thanks, @Troy Tessalone! After posting my question, I did some further research and found the get_shared_link_metadata API, which did the trick. For the record, the links I am using are the ones generated when you click “Copy Link” in Dropbox. They start with https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ and end in an “rlkey” and then “&dl=0”, though I’ve found you can eliminate those elements and still get a result from the API.