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Searching for all files with certain extension in Java API and some issues with search queries

Searching for all files with certain extension in Java API and some issues with search queries

pojler
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Hello!

I'm building a small function in which i want to get metadata from for example all of PDF's and DOC files. So I am using a SearchV2Builder withFileExtension option. But i don't know hot write a query for any string. I tried with regexes, wildcards characters and nothing works.

```

private final String extensions[] = {"pdf","docx","doc","odt","jpg"};

public void
findFile(String query){
try{

SearchV2Builder searchBuilder = client.files().searchV2Builder(query);

List<String> fileExtensions = Arrays.asList(extensions);
SearchOptions searchOptions = SearchOptions.newBuilder().withFileExtensions(fileExtensions).build();

SearchV2Result searchResult = searchBuilder.withOptions(searchOptions).start();
List<SearchMatchV2> searchMatches = searchResult.getMatches();

System.out.println(searchMatches.size());
for (SearchMatchV2 s: searchMatches){
System.out.println(s.getMetadata().getMetadataValue().getPathDisplay());
}

}
catch(DbxException e){
e.printStackTrace();
}

}

```

So my question is how to write that query? Maybe there is different solution for that. Thanks in advance!

 
 
 
 
 
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Greg-DB
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[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66518862/dropbox-sdk-java-write-search-query-to-get-all-files ]

 

The Dropbox API doesn't offer the ability to do a wildcard search like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though.

 

While not ideal, as a workaround, you could list the full contents using listFolder/listFolderBuilder/listFolderContinue and filter based on the file extension.

 

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66518862/dropbox-sdk-java-write-search-query-to-get-all-files ]

 

The Dropbox API doesn't offer the ability to do a wildcard search like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though.

 

While not ideal, as a workaround, you could list the full contents using listFolder/listFolderBuilder/listFolderContinue and filter based on the file extension.

 

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