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Breaking down a multiple-file share link into individual items

basezen
Explorer | Level 3

Using the DropBox iOS App Share link, I use the "Photos" tab to select multiple files to share. It creates a link to an intermediate concept: a sort of anonymous "album", or collection of photos, of the form:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/gthm94XXXXXX5ia/XXXXXXbQoskcY3EqcOmx2hiEa

 

If I use a signed-in web browser, I can see a perfectly usable UI to browse the collection and download a .ZIP. However, this link doesn't appear to be amenable to any of the DropBox APIs. I can't find any mention in the API reference about "collection"-type links like this.

 

I cannot get metadata since this is neither a folder nor a file. How do I extract the metadata for the invdividual images within? In particular I want to create permanent shared links for each of them, and get temporary streaming links for them.

 

Thank you,

-Daniel

 

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Re: Breaking down a multiple-file share link into individual items

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42635276/access-metadata-of-objects-in-dropbox-collection-shared... ]

 

Thanks for the post. Unfortunately, the Dropbox API doesn't currently support this link type, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request. 

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Re: Breaking down a multiple-file share link into individual items

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42635276/access-metadata-of-objects-in-dropbox-collection-shared... ]

 

Thanks for the post. Unfortunately, the Dropbox API doesn't currently support this link type, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request. 

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