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pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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New member | Level 1

The create_shared_link function has been deprecated.  Is there another way to get a shared link via the API for a file that is still pending upload?

The new function (create_shared_link_with_settings) does not appear to have a similar option... or am I missing something?

This is a VERY handy function so we can immediately get shared links for large files that are in the process of being uploaded.

Thanks!

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Re: pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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Dropboxer

There isn't currently another way of getting a shared link for a pending file without using the deprecated create_shared_link, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request. 

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Re: pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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Thanks.  Seems strange to deprecate a function and replace it with a less capable one.

Hopefully this can be resolved before the old function stops working all together.  Is that part of the V1 sunsetting in 2017?

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Re: pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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Dropboxer

The deprecated /2/sharing/create_shared_link endpoint is not being retired with API v1 in June 2017. We haven't announced a retirement timeline for the /2/sharing/create_shared_link endpoint. 

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Re: pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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Thanks Gregory.  Will keep an eye out for the feature to be added to the new function.

BTW, how would your normally announce retirement of a deprecated function?

 

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Re: pending_upload parameter in create_shared_link

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Much like with the API v1 deprecation announcement, we would email affected developers. Just make sure you have "Dropbox API announcements" enabled on:

https://www.dropbox.com/account

You can also keep an eye on the blog for new posts:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/blog

(There's an RSS feed here: https://blogs.dropbox.com/developers/feed/ )

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