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Read file contents

drewbiedu
Explorer | Level 4

I'm sure this is answered somewhere else, but clearly I'm not Googling the right thing. I'm working on an android app (java) and I'm trying to read the contents of a file without downloading it (needs to read every time the app opens). I was able to find plenty of examples for API v1, but nothing for v2. I have the basics, but that's about it:

DbxRequestConfig config = DbxRequestConfig.newBuilder("dropbox/my_folder").build();
DbxClientV2 client = new DbxClientV2(config, context.getResources().getString(R.string.access_token));
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Re: Read file contents

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

To access the file content for a file using the API v2 Java SDK, you should use the download method. That gives you a DbxDownloader which offers a few options for using the file data; downloading it to a local file isn't required.

You can find an example Android app for the API v2 Java SDK here. For instance, it uses the download method here.

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Re: Read file contents

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

To access the file content for a file using the API v2 Java SDK, you should use the download method. That gives you a DbxDownloader which offers a few options for using the file data; downloading it to a local file isn't required.

You can find an example Android app for the API v2 Java SDK here. For instance, it uses the download method here.

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Re: Read file contents

drewbiedu
Explorer | Level 4

Perfect, thanks! I can't tell you how many times I've scoured that page trying to figure out a way to do it. I need to stop developing so late at night

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