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Uploading to team folders seemingly unsupported

Explorer | Level 3

API : python

 

We have a paid business account. There are folders that are at the root of our business account that are shared with everyone on our team. We would like to be able to upload files, using the API, to these team folders. However, I can't figure out how to view this root business directory or upload a file to it.

 

To help clarify, this is an example of how our business directory looks:

Business Root 
-- Business Folder (the one we want to upload to) 
-- My Root (my root folder)

 

Whenever I try to do anything around listing the contents of my root or uploading a file, it makes my root directory "My Root" and not "Business Root". How can I upload to the "Business Folder"?

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Re: Uploading to team folders seemingly unsupported

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

It sounds like your team is using the "team space" configuration. You can upload to the team root via the API. To do so, you'll need to use the namespace IDs to specify which area you want to access. I recommend reading the Namespace Guide, which covers this in detail:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/namespace-guide

In the Python SDK in particular, to specify a particular root, you should use `with_path_root`. For example:

dbx.with_path_root(dropbox.common.PathRoot.root("XXXXXXXXX")).files_list_folder("")

or:

dbx.with_path_root(dropbox.common.PathRoot.namespace_id("XXXXXXXXX")).files_list_folder("")

 

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Re: Uploading to team folders seemingly unsupported

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

It sounds like your team is using the "team space" configuration. You can upload to the team root via the API. To do so, you'll need to use the namespace IDs to specify which area you want to access. I recommend reading the Namespace Guide, which covers this in detail:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/namespace-guide

In the Python SDK in particular, to specify a particular root, you should use `with_path_root`. For example:

dbx.with_path_root(dropbox.common.PathRoot.root("XXXXXXXXX")).files_list_folder("")

or:

dbx.with_path_root(dropbox.common.PathRoot.namespace_id("XXXXXXXXX")).files_list_folder("")

 

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Re: Uploading to team folders seemingly unsupported

Explorer | Level 3

That worked great.

 

I noticed that both 'dropbox.common.PathRoot' and 'with_path_root' are not mentioned in the python api documentation.  To help aid anyone in the future with this same problem, it would be very helpful to add this to the documentation. 

 

Thanks again for the help.

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