The Dropbox action allows the automatic uploading of files to a folder in a Dropbox account. This article discusses the Dropbox action in more detail.
Table of Contents
- Understanding the Dropbox Action
- Setting Up a Dropbox Action
- How a Dropbox Action Appears in a Workflow
Understanding the Dropbox Action
The Dropbox action makes it easy to let your workflows save files to a Dropbox folder.
Before you can use a Dropbox action in your workflow, you must first connect a Dropbox account to your Autto account from the Integrations option under the Main Menu. For more information, see Integrating with Dropbox.
Setting Up a Dropbox Action
Use a Dropbox action anytime you need to save a file in your Workflow to a folder on a Dropbox account.
To set up a Dropbox action:
- Drag a Dropbox action to the canvas of the Workflow Editor.
- Position your cursor over the action that comes right before the Dropbox action, click the Go to icon when it appears, then connect the prior action to the Dropbox action.
- Position your cursor over the Dropbox action, then click the Edit icon when it appears.
- On the Action Editor, the default Dropbox account connected to Autto is displayed. If you have multiple Dropbox accounts connected to Autto, you may select another account from the list.
- Click Select Files, then select the files to be uploaded to the Dropbox account that you selected in Step 3. You can add as many files of any file type as required. For more information, see Attaching Files to Actions.
- The answer to the question Each time a new file/s is saved, would you like a new sub-folder to be created? is set to No by default. You may set this to Yes so that a new sub-folder is created each time a file is saved to the connected Dropbox account.
- If you set Yes in Step 5, enter the name of the folder to be created in the appropriate box. You may use [square brackets] for the name.
- Click the X button on the Action Editor to save your changes and close the window.
How a Dropbox Action Appears in a Workflow
The Dropbox action does its work of saving files to the designated Dropbox account behind the scenes - you will not see it appear in the User Application.
When using a Dropbox action in a workflow, check the designated Dropbox account to ensure that files are being saved therein as intended.