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Read Dropbox (Cloud Connectivity)


This operator loads the specified file from the Dropbox cloud storage.


After you have created a Dropbox account, you can load the Dropbox file with this operator.

Be aware that the operator cannot read the file as example set. For this reason, you must connect the Read Dropbox operator to another appropriate operator to parse the file. For example, if you want to load an Excel file from your Dropbox, you must connect the Read Dropbox operator with the Read Excel operator to see the result.


  • file (File)

    The downloaded file object is returned here. Must be connected to a appropriate Read Operator, for example Read Excel or Read CSV.


  • connection The connection details for the Dropbox connection have to be specified. If you have already configured a Dropbox connection, you can select it from the drop-down list. If you have not configured a Dropbox connection yet, select the Dropbox icon to the right of the drop-down list. Create a new Dropbox connection in the Manage connections box. An access token is required. If you don't have a valid access token, you must authenticate RapidMiner via OAuth and copy the generated token to the acess token field. Test the connection and click the Save all changes button. Range: configurable
  • path Select the Dropbox folder from the drop-down list. All available folders are displayed in the drop-down list. Range: selection
  • file name Select the file you want to download. The available files are displayed in the drop-down list. Range: selection