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Can I access the Public Links automatically in FileMaker?

Can I access the Public Links automatically in FileMaker?

Colm O.
New member | Level 1

My clients are using the FileMaker database platform for their business's workflow, and they need to be able to store images in Dropbox, and view them in FileMaker/Preview/Adobe PDF Reader.

FileMaker has a thing called a WebViewer, where you can view and interact with web pages directly in FileMaker. Is there any way they can upload a file through the WebViewer and then get its Public Link straight back into FileMaker without having to click a button to get it, and then paste it into FileMaker?

I've done a test, and determined that I can do the upload in the WebViewer, so I just need to be able to get back the Public Link.

Many thanks.

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Re: Can I access the Public Links automatically in FileMaker?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

If you're using the Dropbox API, you can get a link to a file using /shares:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#shares

This returns the same kind of link as the feature on the web site:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

In either case, note that these links point to a preview page for the file by default, but you can modify these links for different behaviors, e.g., to return the file content directly, as shown here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/201

Re: Can I access the Public Links automatically in FileMaker?

Colm O.
New member | Level 1

Not sure how to say thank you, except like this, so thank you! I shall look into these links. 🙂

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