Box Connector Reference

Box is a general purpose, SaaS enterprise content management system. Organizations use Box to securely manage and to collaborate on documents, images, videos and various other files.

Connections

To connect to a system, whether it is a source of data or the target where you are sending data, you must create a connection with that system’s required credentials. You typically connect to different systems within a flow and can reuse each connection every time you need to connect.

This system requires the following credential information for its connections:

Connection Name

Enter a connection name that will help you remember the details of this connection. You can reuse connections multiple times in a single flow, and in more than one flow, and the credentials are hidden after you create the connection. Therefore, it’s helpful to provide a name that easily identifies this connection from others.

Only you can see the connection. Other users in your Composer app must create their own connections.

Username

The OAuth username that you use to log in to Box.

Password

The OAuth password that you use to log in to Box.

Triggers

Each flow starts with a scheduler that specifies a time span for how frequently the flow starts or with a trigger that you define, such as "each time a new record is created." Triggers provide multiple options related to the data in your system.

Triggers execute every ten minutes.

This system provides the following trigger options:

On new file in folder

Triggers when a new folder is added. Provide a value for Folder ID.

Actions

After you connect to a system and define the trigger or configure a scheduler, you define the actions that the flow performs, such as copying a record from Workday to Salesforce. The actions you can perform depend on which system you are connected to.

This system provides the following actions:

Add file to folder using URL

Adds a file to a folder in Box which is referenced by a publicly-shared URL. Provide a value for the following fields:

  • Folder ID

  • Source URL

Add file to folder using file content

Adds a file to a folder in Box. Provide a value for the following fields:

  • File content

  • Folder ID or Source URL

    If a file exists in the folder, enter a value in the Folder ID field to overwrite the existing file. To create a new file in the folder, enter a value in the File Name field.

Create folder

Creates a folder in the Box structure. Provide a value for the following fields:

  • Parent Folder ID

  • Folder name

Create file metadata

Creates file metadata by populating a metadata template on a file in Box. Provide a value for the following fields:

  • File ID

  • Metadata template

Multiple selection field types, such as checkboxes, do not appear in Composer.

Update file metadata

Updates file metadata by updating the existing metadata template on a file in Box. Provide a value for the following fields:

  • File ID

  • Metadata template

Multiple selection field types, such as checkboxes, do not appear in Composer.

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