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Our platform enables you to quickly and easily connect your data sources to data from a file in both Dropbox Personal as well as Dropbox for Business.
This enables a one-way synchronization to occur – where any changes in the DropBox 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 Dropbox account before adding a Connector.
Adding a Dropbox 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.
On the Settings page, after Basic and Advanced Options is the Connector option, click the Add Connector link.
- A new window with connectors to choose from will appear, click the Dropbox option.
The page should refresh with your newly added connector to be configured.
Configuring a Dropbox Data Source Connector
Next, configure the following:
- File Location
Enter the file location on Dropbox 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 Excel format and cannot contain formulae. The spreadsheet must exist in your connected Dropbox account.
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 Spreadsheet’s data or in accessing the spreadsheet.
You can check this by clicking on the View Logs link shown next to your connector on the Settings page.