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Dropbox Connection Setup
Updated over a week ago

Authenticating Dropbox in Savant

Savant can either authenticate a connection to a private app using an access token or a public app using an OAuth process.

Authenticating a Private Dropbox App Using an Access Token

To authenticate a private app via an access token in Savant, first navigate to the Dropbox Developers page. From here, select Create App.

If asked, choose Dropbox API and then Full Dropbox. Create your new app on the DBX platform using the following settings:

Once your private app is created, click Generate Access Token under the “OAuth 2” field. You can only reveal this token once, so make sure to copy it down to a notepad document or another safe method of storage. Again, you can only reveal this token once.

Once your generated access token is safely copied to another document, navigate to your private app’s Permissions. Select at least the “” scope, shown below so that Savant can access your data.

You are now ready to use your generated access token to connect your private Dropbox App to Savant. From Savant's top menu bar, navigate to Data, then Systems and click New System.

Select Dropbox from all available options and click Next. Enter your private app's access token in the field below and click Authenticate.

You’re now ready to acess your Dropbox data in Savant.

Authenticating a Public Dropbox App Using OAuth

From Savant's top menu bar, navigate to Data and then click New Dataset. Select Dropbox from all available options and click Next. Select OAuth from the options below and click Authenticate.

Next, enter your Dropbox credentials and click Sign in. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue connecting your Dropbox data to Savant.

You’re now ready to start accessing your Dropbox data in Savant.

Connecting data from Dropbox

On the top left side of your canvas, click the Add Source button, shown below and select your Dropbox connection.

If you are not currently within an analysis, you can add your connection by navigating to Data and selecting New Dataset. Select your authenticated Dropbox system from the list of available options and click Next.

Next you can configure the dataset and decide which data from various objects you would like to import into your analysis.

  1. Select which Object you would like to import into your data source from the drop down menu.

  2. Select which Columns you want to include in the dataset.

  3. Once you're done, click Next.

Next, add a name and description to your data set to be used within your canvas and click Confirm.

Your data from Dropbox is now placed on your canvas as a source for your analysis!

Publishing Data to Dropbox

Publishing data to Dropbox is not currently supported as a destination point within your analysis.

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