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HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

alfoto
New member | Level 2

I would need to know if it is possible to retrieve the comments written for a shared file (comment and position) and if it is possible to upload new comments or answers from a desktop application using CURL. Haven't found at the API list. 

 

Thanks.

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Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
The Dropbox API doesn't offer the ability to access or add comments unfortunately, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request.

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

alfoto
New member | Level 2

Greg, thanks your your prompt answer. 

 

Yes, it would be great to have this feature. Thanks. 

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

aschulman
New member | Level 2

Definitely need programmatic access to comments: ability to retrieve so that reports can be generated (and this includes reports incorporating comments, and the text snippets they are commenting on, across multiple files), and ability to pull comments in from other sources.

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
Thanks for the additional feedback!

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

Jeremiah A.2
Explorer | Level 3

Greg - any update on this after a year?  The need to get comments (user generated content) when collaborating on a project is really important.  And copy paste for anything over a few files is pretty inadequate.  

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@Jeremiah A.2 No, I'm afraid I don't have an update on this request.

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

ampinwatec
Explorer | Level 4

Hi.

 

We use the comments to gather information about changes needed in PDF files.

Having an API to take these comments out and put them into another system would help us alot ! I do this manually right now.

 

Anything new on this? Seems to be a relativly small change, for a start I could do with just getting comments?

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@ampinwatec No, unfortunately I don't have any news on this.

Re: HTTP API to retrieve file comments info

ampinwatec
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, 

 

Thanks for the quick response.

Can you try to poke around and see if anyone even know about this feature request? 🙂 

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