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Control upload behaviour via file or flag

Control upload behaviour via file or flag

getho
Explorer | Level 4

Is there a way to tell Dropbox not to upload a folder if a specific file is present in it?
Or
A way to externally control a folder's visibility to other peoe who share the folder via zapier or by setting a flag?

I'm asking because I want to upload my pics (in a new folder) in a client's root folder as I usually do, but withhold access until a criteria is met. Easiest is a file in a folder, but it could maybe be folder attribute set at windows level.

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Re: Control upload behaviour via file or flag

Walter
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Hey there @getho, thanks for posting on our Community today!

I don't believe that you'll be able to do this with Dropbox at this time, but could you please elaborate on your use-case a bit more to make sure I got it right?

Thanks!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Control upload behaviour via file or flag

getho
Explorer | Level 4
Ok I'll try to be succinct and clear!
I want to be able to upload a folder as I usually do, and then, using zapier check for a condition and only allow access to the folder if the condition is met.
There are a bunch of ways I can set the condition: with a text file, with a row in a Google sheet, with a folder name, with a folder attribute.

Note that at the moment the files are uploaded to the client's Dropbox (ie a folder that is owned by my client). I suspect that the first change I'll have to make is to upload them to a folder in have control of, and share from there.

I hope this makes sense. I'm sure it seems unnecessarily complex, but sometimes complexity is needed to provide a simple user experience 🙂

Re: Control upload behaviour via file or flag

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @getho, currently there isn't a method to do as you're asking for within the Dropbox app or via the API.

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!

Jay
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