I have an scenario where I need to find out the recently modified files in a day through Dropbox API v2 in Java.
Right now I am scanning through each and every file in the Dropbox through ListFolderBuilder to check the server modified date to find out whether the file has been modified.
Is there any way I could find only the recently modified files in a day through code in Dropbox API v2? Is this feature availble?
Appreciate your help here.
Just been interfacing with Dropbox API and came across this as I am looking for the extact same 'give me recently updated only' from the API.
I have to admit I am shocked that this very basic feature, after 3 years is still not in the API, is Dropbox not a multi billion dollar company?
Is there a particular reason why this extremely important feature has not been implemented?
One way to workaround could be keep a list of cursors on regular basis and use the desired to enumerate latest (using /list_folder/continue). 😉
Hope this gives idea.
Add: Final solution could be Dropbox adds support of double directional lists. Currently API calls (like /list_folder or /list_folder/get_latest_cursor) returning cursors work only in enumeration of newer changes. Adding a boolean argument like 'reverse_direction' to arguments set of such calls could solve the issue permanently. 🙂
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