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Our platform enables you to quickly and easily connect your data sources to data from a file in Box.
This enables a one-way synchronization to occur – where any changes in the Box file are downloaded into your data source on a regular basis.
Your data source will be automatically updated in this way until you remove the connector or an error occurs (such as losing authorization to access the file).
Note: You need to have configured a Connection to your Box account before adding a Connector.
Adding a Box Data Source Connector
Navigate to the Settings page of the data source you’d like to import rows into.
- Connected Data>Data Sources
- In the list of available data sources, hover your mouse over the listing of the data source you wish to connect.
A set of options will show, click on the Settings link.
- A new window with connectors to choose from will appear, click the Box option.
The page should refresh with your newly added connector to be configured.
Configuring a Box Data Source Connector
Next, configure the following:
- File Location
Enter the file location on Box to import data from. The location should be entered in the following format: ‘FolderName/Folder2/FileName.csv’. The following file types can be imported as a Data Source: Comma Separate Values (.csv), Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).
- Refresh Frequency
The frequency that data is pulled by this connector.
Note: Data must be in .csv or .xlsx format and cannot contain formulae. The spreadsheet must exist in your connected Box account.
When you save your changes, the connector will be fired for the first time and after that will run at the interval you specified in the connector settings.
Wait a minute or so and then check the Rows page of your data source.
If rows are not downloaded, then there may be an error with the file’s data or in accessing the file.
You can check errors by clicking on the View Logs link shown next to your connector on the Settings page.