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Getting the team member ID for Dropbox Business API

Getting the team member ID for Dropbox Business API

valentinAlithya
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I need some information because i develop an application and it's works prefectly before I put my buisness account instead of my personnal account ( whitch is a free user account) and now nothing works again and i have this error information : 

"Error in call to API function "files/upload": Invalid select user id format" in my console but i don't have any user id and no account id and i don't know where i can find this information.

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Re: Getting the team member ID for Dropbox Business API

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
If you use a "Dropbox API" app, that operates on individual users accounts, so you don't need to specify this additional information when calling user-specific endpoints.

If you use a "Dropbox Business API" app, that operates on entire Business teams, so you need to specify which team member to operate on when calling user-specific endpoints, i.e., using the "team member file access" feature. The documentation for that feature can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/teams#teams-member-file-access

The value should be the team member ID for whichever member you want to operate on, e.g., as returned in the member list:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/teams#team-members-list

(Also, note that if you don't need the Business API functionality, you don't need to use a "Dropbox Business API" app. You can just use the "Dropbox API" app, even to connect to a particular account that happens to be on a Business team.)

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