July 30, 2023

tDropboxList – Docs for ESB 7.x


Lists the files stored in a specified directory on Dropbox.

tDropboxList Standard properties

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

The Standard
tDropboxList 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 pointing to the folder you need to list the files
from, or enter the path pointing to the exact 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.

List Type

Select the type of data you need to list from the specified

Include subdirectories

Select this check box to list files from any existing sub-folders
in addition to the files in the directory defined in the Path field.

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 name of the remote file being processed. This is a Flow variable and it
returns a string.


The path to the folder or the file being processed on Dropbox. This is a Flow
variable and it returns a string.


The timestamp of the last modification of the file being processed.
This is a Flow variable and it returns a long.


The volume of the file being processed. This is a Flow variable and it returns a


The boolean result of the file listing. This is a Flow variable and it
returns a boolean. The result Yes indicates that the listed data is of
the type File; otherwise, the type is Folder.


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 is typically used standalone.

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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