July 30, 2023

tDropboxGet – Docs for ESB 7.x


Downloads a selected file from a Dropbox account to a specified local

tDropboxGet Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tDropboxGet running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tDropboxGet component belongs to the Cloud

The component in this framework is available in all Talend

Basic settings

Use Existing Connection

Select this check box and in the Component List click the relevant connection component to
reuse the connection details you already defined.

Access Token

Enter the access token required by the Dropbox account you need to connect to. This access
token allows the Studio to make Dropbox API calls for that Dropbox account.

Note that a Dropbox App should have been created under that account before generating the
access token. For further information about a Dropbox access token, see https://www.dropbox.com/developers/blog/94/generate-an-access-token-for-your-own-account.

Use HTTP Proxy

If you are using a proxy, select this check box and enter the host and port information of
that proxy in the corresponding fields that are displayed.


Enter the path on Dropbox pointing to the file you need to

Note that the path string should start with a slash (/). It is the root folder of the
Dropbox App for which you are using the current access token.

Save As File

Select this check box to display the File field and browse to, or enter the local directory where
you want to store the downloaded file. The existing file, if any, is

Schema and Edit

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields
(columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component.

The schema of this component is read-only. You can click the tDropboxGet_1.png
button next to Edit schema to view the predefined schema
that contains the following two columns:

  • fileName: the name of the downloaded file.
  • content: the content of the downloaded file.

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at the Job level
as well as at each component level.

Global Variables


The error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This
is an After variable and it returns a string.


Usage rule

This component can be used alone or along with other components
via the Iterate link or a trigger
link such as On Subjob OK.

Related scenarios

No scenario is available for the Standard version of this component yet.

Document get from Talend https://help.talend.com
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