The Lyftron Provider for Dropbox offers the most natural way to access Dropbox data from Lyftron with ease and also enables to connect with BI, MDM & ML tools, Data warehouses, Databases and other SAAS based applications with zero code and zero infrastructure requirements. The provider wraps the complexity of accessing Dropbox data into easy-to-integrate relational fully managed ANSI Sql format. Make faster and better business decisions with Lyftron’s Dropbox data provider and automatically build your data migration pipelines in minutes, not months
The provider hides the complexity of accessing data and provides additional powerful security features, smart caching, batching, socket management, and more.
- Comprehensive Delta load mechanism.
- Real-time access to Dropbox.
- Comprehensive full support of ANSI Sql to query data with ease.
- Collaborative query processing.
The user must have credentials for Dropbox, Lyftron and your destination data warehouse, lake or database to perform the data pipeline operation with Lyftron
Establishing a Connection with Lyftron's Quickstart Steps
Create your Dropbox connection with Lyftron by following the 5 easy steps show below:
Step1. Add your connection
Click on Connect section on the left panel → Click on Add Connection button
Step2. Select your connector
In the connector selection panel, search and click Dropbox for your connection
Step3. Enter your connection details
In the Connection String section enter the values of the below parameters. The following connection string is required to establish Dropbox connection with Lyftron.InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;OAuthClientId=[your_clientId];OAuthClientSecret=[your_client_secret];CallbackURL =[your_url];
|Connection Name||Enter your connection details||Required|
|Logfile**||Use the logfile option to debug your job and provide your connection name to generate the log file. [ConnectionConfigurationPath]\Connection_name_log.tx||Optional|
|Verbosity**||Choose verbosity 1-5 based on the severity of debugging||Optional|
** For more information, check the Lyftron logging and debugging section.
If you want more detailed information about how to establish a connection with Lyftron, click on Lyftron Connection Quick Start guide.
Step4. Test your connection
Once you are done entering your connection details, simply click on the Test Connection button to test the connectivity. In case your connection fails, add Logfile and Verbosity parameters and check the Lyftron logging and debugging section, to debug the error.
Step5. Save your connection
The Lyftron Provider for Dropbox 2019 models Dropbox objects as relational tables and views. A Dropbox object has relationships to other objects; in the tables, these relationships are expressed through foreign keys. The following sections show the available API objects and provide more information on executing SQL to Dropbox APIs.
Schemas for most database objects are defined in simple, text-based configuration files.
The provider offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to the Dropbox APIs and then processes the rest of the query in memory. See SupportEnhancedSQL for more information on how the provider circumvents API limitations with in-memory client-side processing.
Views are composed of columns and pseudo columns. Views are similar to tables in the way that data is represented; however, views do not support updates. Entities that are represented as views are typically read-only entities. Queries can be executed against a view as if it were a normal table, and the data that comes back is similar in that regard.
|FileLinks||Views||Returns file links from a user's account.|
|FileRequests||Views||Returns file requests from a user's account.|
|Files||Views||Returns files from a user's account.|
|FolderLinks||Views||Returns folder links from a user's account.|
|Folders||Views||Returns folders from a user's account.|
|SharedFiles||Views||Returns shared files from a user's account.|
|SharedFolders||Views||Returns shared folders from a user's account.|
|SharedMembers||Views||Returns shared members from a shared file or folder.|
|Users||Views||Get information about multiple user accounts.|