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Python API - Find out who uploaded file to shared folder

Python API - Find out who uploaded file to shared folder

Jackaroo
Explorer | Level 3
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Hi,

 

I've been looking through the documentation for the python API but I'm unable to find a function that will allow me to find out who uploaded a file to a shared folder. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this? I am able to see who uploads a file on the dropbox dashboard in a browser, so I assume this functionality must be here somewhere.. Any help greatly appreciated :slight_smile: Thanks!

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Greg-DB
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You can get the account ID of the account that last uploaded the file in FileSharingInfo.modified_by. For instance, you can get that from FileMetadata.sharing_info as returned by files_get_metadata or files_list_folder/files_list_folder_continue.

 

You can get more information about a particular account based on an account ID using users_get_account.

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Greg-DB
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You can get the account ID of the account that last uploaded the file in FileSharingInfo.modified_by. For instance, you can get that from FileMetadata.sharing_info as returned by files_get_metadata or files_list_folder/files_list_folder_continue.

 

You can get more information about a particular account based on an account ID using users_get_account.

Jackaroo
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Hi Greg,

 

Apologies I didn't respond sooner. I got this working with your help! Thank you :grinning: I'm not sure how I missed this when looking through the documentation...

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