# Dropbox - New/updated file in directory trigger

Triggers when a new file is added or existing file is updated in a specified folder. New and updated files in subfolders will also be picked up.

When recipe is first started, picks up files created or updated an hour ago.

New/updated file in directory

New/Updated file in directory trigger

# Input fields

Field name Description
Folder / Folder path The folder to monitor for new/updated files. Sub-folders of this folder will also be monitored.
Obtain a direct URL to file Generate a public URL that lives for 4 hours. This URL can be obtained from the URL data pill in the trigger output.
Timestamp The trigger picks up files on this timestamp. Option between server modified and client modified, defaults to client modified. This value should not be changed once the recipe is tested or run.

# Output fields

Field name Description
Path File path.
Bytes File size in bytes.
Size File size in string format.
Mime type The Mime type of this file.
URL File's public URL. Can be used to download file using the Workato file connector.
URL expires Date/time the file's public URL will expire.
Rev A unique identifier for the current revision of the file.
Modified Date/time the file was last modified.
Client modified time This is the modification time set by the desktop client when the file was added to Dropbox. Since this time is not verified (the Dropbox server stores whatever the desktop client sends up), this should only be used for display purposes (such as sorting) and not, for example, to determine if a file has changed or not.