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Embed a File Request On My Website

Embed a File Request On My Website

DCrews
Explorer | Level 3

Hello!

 

I would love the ability to embed or host a file request directly on my website. We currently share our file request link and people are directed to the Dropbox File Request site; However, I would like for people to be directed to and perform this function on my website. I have seen this accomplished with a Box.com setup at https://forefrontwealthpartners.com/client-document-upload

 

Thanks!

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Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for the post! Dropbox doesn't currently offer a way to embed a file request like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

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Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for the post! Dropbox doesn't currently offer a way to embed a file request like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

robertoandrade
New member | Level 2

We would also want to do the same, is there a way to upvote the feature request to get more traction?

Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@robertoandrade Commenting here serves that purpose. Thanks!

Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

ppciesiolkiewicz
New member | Level 2

+1, that would be a lovely feature! 


Would it possible to mimic that kind of functionality using APIs?, i.e. create an upload view in the browser that will allow users to upload documents to the file_reuqest created in dropbox? Preferably that would upload files directly from browser to dropbox (not transferring file through my servers) 

Re: Embed a File Request On My Website

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@ppciesiolkiewicz The Dropbox API doesn't offer a way to programmatically upload to an actual file request, but it does offer functionality that would enable you to build something like that. You would want to call /2/files/get_temporary_upload_link on your server and pass the resulting temporary upload link(s) down the user's browser. (That way the access token can stay on the server and not be exposed to the user.) Then the file(s) could be uploaded directly to Dropbox from the browser via the link(s). Check out the documentation linked above for more information on using that.

 

By the way, that's a link to the documentation for the HTTPS endpoints themselves, but we recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible. Those have corresponding native methods for the HTTPS endpoints.

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