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Not returning a list of folders? Only returning random data?

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hi there,

I am having trouble getting a list of folders from my dropbox, the following is the main piece of code i use to get a connect/data. So far just getting metadata and not the folders or anyt data that I need. This is being implemented in NodeJS.

let dropb = Dropbox.authenticate({ token: '******' });

let variable = dropb({

      resource: 'files/list_folder',

      parameters: {

                 'account_id': 'dbid:*****',

                 'path': '',

          }

});

//somewhere after console.log(data) //which displays the above code's data in console

Thanks!

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Re: Not returning a list of folders? Only returning random data?

Dropboxer

No, unfortunately there isn't a way to make the API return folders only, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. 

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Re: Not returning a list of folders? Only returning random data?

Dropboxer

Can you elaborate on what exactly isn't working for you? What data specifically are you looking for?

The /2/files/list_folder endpoint is expected to returned the metadata for the files and folders located under the path you specify.

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Re: Not returning a list of folders? Only returning random data?

Level 4

Hi There Greg,

Sorry I figured out the problem it was something to do with my end of the configuration, quick follow up question which is:

Is there a way to set the parameter so it only will return folders?

I see in the data that is returned using that call you mentioned that there is a field called '.tag', is there a way to make it so '.tag' = 'folder' and only return that data?

Thanks Greg

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Re: Not returning a list of folders? Only returning random data?

Dropboxer

No, unfortunately there isn't a way to make the API return folders only, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. 

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