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files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

yatch999
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, I'm using JavaScript API on Node.js, it works almost good and smooth.

But I see a strange result on filesSearchV2.

 

My code is like...

 

const files = await dropbox.filesSearchV2({query: keyword,
options: {path: '/' + targetDirectory,
file_status: "active",
filename_only: true}
})
.then(response => {

const metadataFiles = response.result.matches.filter(x => x.metadata.metadata['.tag'] == 'file');

 

// Here is Strange Point.  I set 'path' but this code picks other path's files.  But it's not same as Root.

// I have to check path myself.
const regex = new RegExp(targetDirectory);
const pathFilteredFiles = metadataFiles.filter(x => regex.test(x.metadata.metadata.path_display) == true);

if (pathFilteredFiles)
{
return pathFilteredFiles.map(x => x.metadata.metadata)
} else {
return null;
}
})
.catch(error => {
console.error(error);
});

 

 

I expect searchV2 is focus defined Path.

I referenced following example,

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-search

 

Do I mistake something?

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Re: files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

This can happen in some cases, as a result of the caching/indexing delay from the Dropbox search backend. That is, if you edit or move a file, you may still see search results for old versions of the file (e.g., at the original path) for some time after the change.

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Re: files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

This can happen in some cases, as a result of the caching/indexing delay from the Dropbox search backend. That is, if you edit or move a file, you may still see search results for old versions of the file (e.g., at the original path) for some time after the change.

Re: files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

yatch999
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Greg-DB,

 

Thanks fast reply, I understand 100%.

 

You are perfectly correct, I moved my files to the other path, where was picked up by SeachV2 API, also other my duplicated (for testing) files were ignored.  It looked strange, but your information explained all these cases.

 

I improve my code with your advice.

 

Many thanks!

Re: files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

myfutcard
New member | Level 2

But for how long? Multiple hours? I am experiencing this for a LOOOOOONG time now....

Re: files Search V2 Options Path does not work?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@myfutcard The length of the delay depends on a number of different factors, and so can vary over time, as well as across accounts, folders, etc. While in many cases it will not take hours, in some cases it may.

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