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Dropbox Sources in Synchronization Tasks

You can use a Dropbox object as a single source in a synchronization task. You configure the Dropbox source properties on the Source page of the Synchronization Task wizard.
The following table lists the Dropbox source properties:
Property
Description
Connection
Name of the connection.
Source Type
Type of the source object. Select Single.
Source Object
Name of the source object. For the Download and Revisions objects, the source object is Dropbox. For Upload, Delete, Move, and Restore objects, the source object is either FlatFile or Salesforce.
You need to configure specific advanced properties on the Schedule tab to use the source object in a synchronization task.
Advanced Source Properties
Description
Source Filter
Specifies the filter you need to apply while querying Entity.
Sorted Ports
Specifies sort specification that you need to apply while querying for Entity Attribute values.
Maximum Page Size
Maximum Page size for creating Message buffer.

Dropbox Source Synchronization Task Example 1

The following steps to download files from Dropbox to Salesforce:
    1. On the Source tab, select the source Connection as Dropbox. Select the required Source Object.
    2. On the Target tab, select the target Connection as Salesforce. Select the required Target Object.
    3. On the Data Filters tab, apply a DownloadAsBinary filter:
    FilterBy
    Operator
    Filter Value
    DownloadAsBinary
    Equals
    1
    4. On the Field Mapping tab, click FX corresponding to the FileContentfield.
    Note: Use FX option to add or edit expressions.
    5. The Field Expression dialog box appears.
    6. Enter ENC_Binary(FileContent) in the Expressionbox.
    The highlighted content displays the ENC_Binary (FileContent) expression.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Click Save and then Finish.
    9. From the Explore page, select the task, and click Actions > Run.
    After you run the task, you can monitor the status of the logs in the Monitor page.
For information about unmapping the file content, see Unmapping File Content.

Dropbox Source Synchronization Example 2

You can use Dropbox Connector to download files from Dropbox to the local system:
    1. On the Source tab, select Connection as Dropbox and select the required Source Object.
    The image displays the source configuration page.
    2. On the Target tab, select Connection as DropboxFF and select the required Target Object.
    The image displays the target configuration page.
    3. On the Data Filters tab, specify the data filters if any, and then click Next.
    4. On the Field Mapping tab, map the fields.
    The image displays the tab to map the source and target fields.Field Mapping
    5. Click Save and then Finish.
    6. From the Explore page, select the task, and click Actions > Run.
    After you run the task, you can monitor the status of the logs in the Monitor page.