To access your data in Dropbox, create a connection asset for it.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service where you can you host and synchronize files on your devices.
Create a connection to Dropbox
To create the connection asset, you need an access token or a refresh token.
Authentication method: You can use an access token for short-term access or a refresh token for long-term access to Dropbox.
Refresh token (long-lived): For setup instructions for the token, see the Implement refresh tokens information at Migrating App Permissions and Access Tokens in the Dropbox documentation. You can find the values for the App key (Client ID) and App secret (Client secret) in the Dropbox App Console after you select your app.
Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform
- In a project
- Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.
- In a catalog
- Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.
- In a deployment space
- Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.
- In the Platform assets catalog
- Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.
Next step: Add data assets from the connection
Where you can use this connection
You can use Dropbox connections in the following workspaces and tools:
- Data Refinery (Watson Studio or IBM Knowledge Catalog)
- DataStage (DataStage service). See Connecting to a data source in DataStage.
- SPSS Modeler (Watson Studio)
Platform assets catalog
Other catalogs (IBM Knowledge Catalog)
Supported file types
The Dropbox connection supports these file types: Avro, CSV, Delimited text, Excel, JSON, ORC, Parquet, SAS, SAV, SHP, and XML.
Parent topic: Supported connections