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rickmds

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Dropbox Cloud Drive | file download automation
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:47:44 am »
Hi
I have several excel workbooks located in my dropbox.com account folder that I need to extract data from on a daily basis.  I know how to accomplish this if the files are local, on a ftp site or on a mapped drive but Dropbox, which is cloud storage has me stumped.  Has anyone attempted to use winbatch with a dropbox cloud folder?   Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
Rick

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Re: Dropbox Cloud Drive | file download automation
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 04:18:28 am »

td

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Re: Dropbox Cloud Drive | file download automation
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 09:54:29 am »
Hi
I have several excel workbooks located in my dropbox.com account folder that I need to extract data from on a daily basis.  I know how to accomplish this if the files are local, on a ftp site or on a mapped drive but Dropbox, which is cloud storage has me stumped.  Has anyone attempted to use winbatch with a dropbox cloud folder?   Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
Rick

I don't use Dropbox (no reason other than I just never got around to it) but according to the Dropbox documentation there should be a folder under your user name.  For example, once the Google Drive app was installed on my system, the files were accessible in "C:\users\<username>\Google Drive" almost immediately.
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Re: Dropbox Cloud Drive | file download automation
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 10:53:53 am »
I have never tried it with Dropbox but, as an alternative, you should  be able to access Dropbox files using the HTTP protocol. Of course, WinBatch provides several ways to use the HTTP protocol.
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Re: Dropbox Cloud Drive | file download automation
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 03:29:13 am »
Thank you Stan & td!