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why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

Explorer | Level 4

The list_folder API does not support getting mediaInfo resulting in a large amount of IO. Will greatly affect the performance of my app.I can accept that List_folder will be a bit slower, but a lot of network IO is unacceptable.

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Re: why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the post! It sounds like you're referring to the recent deprecation of the 'include_media_info' parameter on /2/files/list_folder. Unfortunately this is necessary in order to support some changes on the Dropbox backend, but I'll send your feedback along to the team.

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Re: why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

Explorer | Level 4

Or you can provide an API that can get all the Media info in a folder at once, which is acceptable.

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Re: why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the note! I can't make any promises, but I'll pass this along to the team.

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Re: why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Any news on this? We experience greate performance deterioration in our service which relies on list_folders, as we now should request media_info separately for each file in folder. Having batch version of get_metadata would be helpful.

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Re: why list_folder will not support include_media_info=true

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

@viskin No, I don't have any news to report here. The deprecated 'include_media_info' functionality on /2/files/list_folder is still planned for retirement shortly, and we don't have a batch version of /2/files/get_metadata available.

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