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Dropbox API .NET SDK Invite team to team folder

Explorer | Level 4

Hi, 

I am developing an app with the .NET SDk, and up untill recently I have used create_folder_v2 to create folder on the root - thus creating a team folder. However, I noticed that on a Business Dropbox account with the old team space and members configuration the folders that get created are private.

I am using TeamFolderCreateAsync() to create the team folder, but I can't seem to find a way to give access for the TeamFolder to the team. I have tried using AddFolderMember with the teamId, but I am getting an error saying that the dropboxId is invalid.

So my question is, is there a way to give access to a newly created team folder to an entire team? Also, will TeamFolderCreateAsync() work with newer Dropbox accounts that use the new team space and member configuration? 

Any help is appreciated greatly!

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Re: Dropbox API .NET SDK Invite team to team folder

Dropboxer

It sounds like you already have the right idea here for the most part. If you're operating on a team with the old configuration (i.e., not using the "team space"), you need to explicitly create the team folder using TeamFolderCreateAsync and then add the team group using AddFolderMemberAsync

I think the issue is that you're trying to use the team ID itself to add the team, instead of the group ID for everyone in the team. (The AddFolderMemberAsync method only takes group IDs.) Group IDs start with "g:". You can get the team's group ID from GroupsListAsync/GroupsListContinueAsync.

And for teams using the new team space configuration, you don't need to use TeamFolderCreateAsync or AddFolderMemberAsync at all. You would instead call CreateFolderAsync to make a folder inside the team space, by setting the "path root" to the team space using DropboxClient.WithPathRoot. There's more information on using the two different configurations in the Namespace Guide.

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Re: Dropbox API .NET SDK Invite team to team folder

Dropboxer

It sounds like you already have the right idea here for the most part. If you're operating on a team with the old configuration (i.e., not using the "team space"), you need to explicitly create the team folder using TeamFolderCreateAsync and then add the team group using AddFolderMemberAsync

I think the issue is that you're trying to use the team ID itself to add the team, instead of the group ID for everyone in the team. (The AddFolderMemberAsync method only takes group IDs.) Group IDs start with "g:". You can get the team's group ID from GroupsListAsync/GroupsListContinueAsync.

And for teams using the new team space configuration, you don't need to use TeamFolderCreateAsync or AddFolderMemberAsync at all. You would instead call CreateFolderAsync to make a folder inside the team space, by setting the "path root" to the team space using DropboxClient.WithPathRoot. There's more information on using the two different configurations in the Namespace Guide.

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Re: Dropbox API .NET SDK Invite team to team folder

Explorer | Level 4

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the answer! I was wondering is there an API call with which you can distinguish whether the Dropbox account is using the old configuration or the new team space configuration?

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Re: Dropbox API .NET SDK Invite team to team folder

Dropboxer

Yes, on the user side, you can use GetCurrentAccountAsync. You can use the returned FullAccount.RootInfo to distinguish this. RootInfo.IsTeam means the team uses the team space; RootInfo.IsUser means it doesn't.

Or on the team side, you can use FeaturesGetValuesAsync to get and check the FeatureValue.HasTeamSharedDropbox value.

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