Box Action - Search files/folders

This action searches for files or folders in Box.

Searches may not return newly created files or folders in Box due to time delay for indexing files and folders. Learn more about Box indexing time here. Run the searches again after certain amount of time often solves the problem.

Input fields

Field name Description
Search text Search against file name, description, contents. File name should include extension, e.g. File.csv
Type Whether you want to search files or folders.
Starting folder Narrow down your search to this folder.
Exact match Whether to search using exact match or partial match.
File extensions Comma separated list of file extensions to include.

Output fields

Field name Description
Files A list data pill representing the list of files/folders found from the search. You can loop through all files/folders in the list with a Repeat step.
ID ID of the file.
Name File name.
Type Type of this object, which in this case is file.
Description Description of file.
Size Size of file.
Shared link
- URL Shared link URL for viewing file.
- Download URL Shared link URL for downloading file.
Created at Date/time file is created.
Modified at Date/time file is modified.
Trashed at Date/time file is trashed.
Purged at Date/time file is purged.
Content created at Date/time file content is created.
Content modified at Date/time file content is modified.
Sequence ID Position of this object in the folder hierarchy.
Etag Entity tag of this object.
Sha 1 SHA-1 hash value of this object.
Parent Includes details about the file's parent folder.
- ID ID of parent folder.
- Name Name of parent folder.
- Type Object type, which in this case is folder.
- Sequence ID Position of this object in the folder hierarchy.
- Etag Entity tag of this object.
Path File path.
Path collection Includes details of all paths this file belongs to.
- Total count Number of file paths.
- Entries File path entries.
-- ID ID of file path.
-- Name File path.
-- Type Type of file path.
-- Sequence ID Position of this object in the folder hierarchy.
-- Etag Entity tag of this object.
-- List size Number of items in this Entries list.
Created by Includes details about user who created this file.
- ID ID of user.
- Name Name of user.
- Type Type of user.
- Login Login email of user.
Modified by Includes details about user who modified this file.
- ID ID of user.
- Name Name of user.
- Type Type of user.
- Login Login email of user.
Owned by Includes details about user who owned this file.
- ID ID of user.
- Name Name of user.
- Type Type of user.
- Login Login email of user.
Item status Status of this file, e.g. active.

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