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409 error while trying to use API abroad

409 error while trying to use API abroad

m0ckingbird
New member | Level 2

I've been using the Dropbox API in a desktop app in the statistical computing language R. It has worked beautifully while living in the United States. I'm staying in France for a few months, and I can no longer download files through the API. Every time I try, I get the error message: "Client error: (409) Conflict". Do I perhaps need to create a new token while abroad? Or perhaps there are EU restrictions on Dropbox access via the API? Just curious about why this error is occurring while abroad!

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Re: 409 error while trying to use API abroad

m0ckingbird
New member | Level 2

I refreshed/created a new token and it is working fine now. I can't seem to reproduce the previous error. I guess I just needed to re-authenticate? 

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Re: 409 error while trying to use API abroad

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Changing the location where you use an access token shouldn't result in a 409 error.

Can you print out the response body for the failed API call? It should contain a more useful error message.

Re: 409 error while trying to use API abroad

m0ckingbird
New member | Level 2

I refreshed/created a new token and it is working fine now. I can't seem to reproduce the previous error. I guess I just needed to re-authenticate? 

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Re: 409 error while trying to use API abroad

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

If the access token was invalid or revoked, that would have resulted in a 401 error.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear this is working now. If it happens again, please check the response body and let me know.

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