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search_v2 returning wrong server_modified - returns the date of oldest file for all files

search_v2 returning wrong server_modified - returns the date of oldest file for all files

Ritesh
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I'm seeing weird intermittent behaviour from the search_v2 endpoint. 

It seems to return the server_modified of the oldest file in the search result for every single file.

 

For example: Here's a query:

 

 

 

curl -X POST https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/search_v2 \
  --header 'Authorization: Bearer TOKEN_REMOVED' \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data '{"query":"20230122141412","options":{"file_extensions":[],"filename_only":true}}'

 

 

 

and the response is:

 

 

 

 

{
  "has_more": false,
  "matches": [
    {
      "match_type": {
        ".tag": "filename"
      },
      "metadata": {
        ".tag": "metadata",
        "metadata": {
          ".tag": "file",
          "client_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:21Z",
          "content_hash": "e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855",
          "id": "id:iG_fK2UiedcAAAAAAAAPuw",
          "is_downloadable": true,
          "name": "sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_display": "/Apps/SMSBackupRestore/sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_lower": "/apps/smsbackuprestore/sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "rev": "5f2d1b1e7e8ef2d1f961d",
          "server_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:09Z",
          "sharing_info": {
            "modified_by": "dbid:AADnkh_8v4p6Kans4_Gbh8f2yHNamMdZPQE",
            "parent_shared_folder_id": "757044765",
            "read_only": false
          },
          "size": 224407
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "match_type": {
        ".tag": "filename"
      },
      "metadata": {
        ".tag": "metadata",
        "metadata": {
          ".tag": "file",
          "client_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:00Z",
          "content_hash": "e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855",
          "id": "id:iG_fK2UiedcAAAAAAAAPug",
          "is_downloadable": true,
          "name": "calls-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_display": "/Apps/SMSBackupRestore/calls-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_lower": "/apps/smsbackuprestore/calls-20230122141412.xml",
          "rev": "5f2d1b0a94ecf2d1f961d",
          "server_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:09Z",
          "sharing_info": {
            "modified_by": "dbid:AADnkh_8v4p6Kans4_Gbh8f2yHNamMdZPQE",
            "parent_shared_folder_id": "757044765",
            "read_only": false
          },
          "size": 154796
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

 

 

 

Notice the server_modified of both the files is the same.

 

Another query specifying the filename of the first file returned from the above response:

 

 

 

curl -X POST https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/search_v2 \
  --header 'Authorization: Bearer TOKEN_REMOVED' \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data '{"query":"sms-20230122141412.xml","options":{"file_extensions":[],"filename_only":true}}'

 

 

 

returns the correct server_modified:

 

 

 

 

{
  "has_more": false,
  "matches": [
    {
      "match_type": {
        ".tag": "filename"
      },
      "metadata": {
        ".tag": "metadata",
        "metadata": {
          ".tag": "file",
          "client_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:21Z",
          "content_hash": "e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855",
          "id": "id:iG_fK2UiedcAAAAAAAAPuw",
          "is_downloadable": true,
          "name": "sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_display": "/Apps/SMSBackupRestore/sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "path_lower": "/apps/smsbackuprestore/sms-20230122141412.xml",
          "rev": "5f2d1b1e7e8ef2d1f961d",
          "server_modified": "2023-01-22T03:15:30Z",
          "sharing_info": {
            "modified_by": "dbid:AADnkh_8v4p6Kans4_Gbh8f2yHNamMdZPQE",
            "parent_shared_folder_id": "757044765",
            "read_only": false
          },
          "size": 224407
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

 

 

 

The server_modified of the file is correct in this response.

 

There seems to be something weird going on with the results.

Can someone at Dropbox please look into this?

Thanks

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Re: search_v2 returning wrong server_modified - returns the date of oldest file for all files

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for the report! We'll look into it and I'll follow up here once I have an update.

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