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Re: Get list of all file changes

Get list of all file changes

michael34254
Explorer | Level 4

When I used the list_folder/continue API, I noticed that it returns the file changes for only that particular folder whose cursor has been used. If I want the changes that have been made in a different folder, I have to get the cursor of that folder and make an API call again.  Unlike getting list of changes of a particular folder, is there a way through which I can get a list of changes for all the folders through one API call.

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Re: Get list of all file changes

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @michael34254,

Have you used the "recursive" parameter in initial request (before /2/files/list_folder/continue)? :thinking: "continue" will just follows the "rules" set in initial call ("/2/files/list_folder" or "/2/files/list_folder/get_latest_cursor"). :wink:

Hope this helps.

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Re: Get list of all file changes

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @michael34254,

Have you used the "recursive" parameter in initial request (before /2/files/list_folder/continue)? :thinking: "continue" will just follows the "rules" set in initial call ("/2/files/list_folder" or "/2/files/list_folder/get_latest_cursor"). :wink:

Hope this helps.

Re: Get list of all file changes

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

As Здравко mentioned, /2/files/list_folder/continue will behave according to the parameters used on the initial call to /2/files/list_folder for the used cursor.

It's not possible to change the parameters on an existing cursor. 

If you want to receive nested entries, you'll need to set 'recursive:true' on the initial /2/files/list_folder call. Likewise, if you want to get entries/changes for all files/folders under the root, as opposed to just a specific folder, you'll need to set the 'path' parameter on the initial /2/files/list_folder call to the empty string "".

Re: Get list of all file changes

michael34254
Explorer | Level 4

Thank's Greg, to you and Здравко. Totally ignored recursive for the initial request. Work's fine now.

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