How to get a Dropbox File Direct Download Link

  • 16 March 2023
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How to get a Dropbox File Direct Download Link

 

To use files in Zap steps a File field will expect a file object or a file url.

 

When using a file url, the file url needs to be publicly accessible and the direct download link to the file.

 

Dropbox Share Links have a designated link structure format that can be adjusted to obtain the direct download link for a file.

 

This is the view link of the file. (ends with dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxx?dl=0

 

You need to use the direct download link of the file. (ends with dl=1)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxx?dl=1

 

You can use a Formatter > Text > Replace Zap step to change the end of the Share Link from dl=0 to dl=1.


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