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File and Folder Metadata server creation and server modified times

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File and Folder Metadata server creation and server modified times

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It would be incredibly convenient to be able to tell when files and folders have been added to our account. Ideally, we would have both a server_modified and server_created for both FileMetadata and FolderMetadata.

 

For a little context, we have directories that we use for deliveries. The deliveries are each in directory per delivery. I would like to be able to archive all deliveries older than a certain date and I don't want to have to encode the date in the folder names.

 

Similarly, I would like to be able to tell which folders in our system haven't been touched in X days. The only way to do this that I know of is to drill down until I find a file within a folder and then use the FileMetadata's server_modified attribute. This works, but doesn't catch edge cases like empty folders. 

 

I have seen similar feature requests being asked in the forums the last few years, has there been any movement on this? Thanks!

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Re: File and Folder Metadata server creation and server modified times

Dropboxer

Thanks for the feedback! This has been requested a few times before, but I unfortunately don't have any news on this. I'll send your request along to the team as well though.

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