Use Dropbox as a data source


Data Source Type: Dropbox
Authentication: OAuthToken Authentication
File Selection: Klipfolio provides an interface to select files and explore folders associated with your account.
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Create a data source using Dropbox

To create a data source using a file stored on Dropbox, you need to accomplish 3 tasks:

  • Start the data source creation process.
  • Authenticate with Dropbox.
  • Use the data connector to select a file.

Note:This guide assumes that you already have an active Dropbox account.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using Dropbox, go to the Connector Gallery page in Klipfolio and select Dropbox.

Step 2: Authenticate with Dropbox

  1. Click the Sign In to Dropbox button.
  2. Sign in to your Dropbox account.
  3. Click the Grant Access button.
  4. Save your OAuth Credentials.

Step 3: Select the data file

  1. Select your data file using the selection tool.
    If the file is located within a sub-folder, click the folder icon to view its contents.
  2. Click the Submit button.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

Note: Dropbox provides this information on the public sharing of files and folders.

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