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Our /dropbox/import Robot

Import files from Dropbox

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

Keep your credentials safe. Since you need to provide credentials to this Robot, please always use this together with Templates and/or Template Credentials, so that you can never leak any secrets while transmitting your Assembly Instructions.

Usage example

Import files from the path/to/files directory and its subdirectories:

  "steps": {
    "imported": {
      "robot": "/dropbox/import",
      "credentials": "YOUR_DROPBOX_CREDENTIALS",
      "path": "path/to/files/"


  • ignore_errors

    Array of Strings / Boolean ⋅ default: []

    Possible array members are "meta" and "import".

    You might see an error when trying to extract metadata from your imported files. This happens, for example, for files with a size of zero bytes. 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 the Robot does not cease to function on any import errors either.

    To keep backwards compatibility, setting this parameter to true will set it to ["meta", "import"] internally.

  • credentials


    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. You can 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 is too unwieldy because of their static nature. If you have this requirement, feel free to use the "access_token" parameter instead.

  • path

    String / Array of Stringsrequired

    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: images/avatar.jpg.

    If it points to a directory, indicated by a trailing slash (/), then all files that are descendants of this directory are recursively imported. For example: images/.

    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's Step.

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