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Create empty file without uploading

Create empty file without uploading

chacychavez
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Is it possible to create an empty file without having to upload a local file?

I'm trying to make `/file/upload` endpoint work with .docx files but when i'm trying to check the file on the web, it says it is unsupported.

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Greg-DB
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The Dropbox API doesn't offer a call specifically to just create an empty file, but you can call /file/upload with an empty body to make an empty file (that is, with a size of 0).

 

A file with a size of 0 isn't a valid .docx file though, so if you mean you want to upload a valid .docx document that just doesn't contain any content, you'd need to create that locally and then upload the (non-zero length) data.

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Greg-DB
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The Dropbox API doesn't offer a call specifically to just create an empty file, but you can call /file/upload with an empty body to make an empty file (that is, with a size of 0).

 

A file with a size of 0 isn't a valid .docx file though, so if you mean you want to upload a valid .docx document that just doesn't contain any content, you'd need to create that locally and then upload the (non-zero length) data.

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