tDropboxGet Standard properties - Cloud - 8.0


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Data Governance > Third-party systems > Cloud storages > Dropbox components
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These properties are used to configure tDropboxGet running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tDropboxGet component belongs to the Cloud family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend products.

Basic settings

Use Existing Connection

Select this check box and in the Component List drop-down list, select the desired 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 Talend 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

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 download.

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 replaced.

Schema and Edit schema

A schema is a row description that 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 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.