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Reducing API Bandwidth Consumption by Limiting Requested Fields

Reducing API Bandwidth Consumption by Limiting Requested Fields

paulzakin
New member | Level 2

Hello! 

 

First-time poster, I've never used the Dropbox REST API before! I was curious if anyone knew the answer to this question. 

 

When making a request to https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/list_folder you get back a JSON object obviously. However, I only need a subset of those fields in the result object, namely content_hash and path_display. Is there any way to ONLY get those fields back in the API (much like GraphQL). The goal is to save bandwidth, both for myself and Dropbox. 

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Re: Reducing API Bandwidth Consumption by Limiting Requested Fields

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for the post! The Dropbox API doesn't offer the ability to request only specific fields like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

Re: Reducing API Bandwidth Consumption by Limiting Requested Fields

paulzakin
New member | Level 2

No worries, thanks for the response!

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