Here’s our Python SDK for API v2, which helps you easily integrate Dropbox into your Python app.
Dropbox for Python – Dropbox for Python SDK is open source on GitHub.
back-up-and-restore.py – Simple app that shows how to back up user files and restore them to a specific revision.
updown.py – Simple app which demonstrates how to sync a local directory with a Dropbox.
To get started with Dropbox for Python, we recommend you add the SDK to your project using pip.
Download and install the SDK.
pip install dropbox
Now you can do “import dropbox” in your Python app, or in a Python interpreter.
That’s it! Now you’re ready to get started with the tutorial.
A good way to start using the Python SDK is to follow this quick tutorial. Just make sure you have the the Python SDK installed first!
Register a Dropbox API app
To use the Dropbox API, you’ll need to register a new app in the App Console. Select Dropbox API app and choose your app’s permission. You’ll need to use the app key created with this app to access API v2.
Link an account
In order to make calls to the API, you’ll need an instance of the Dropbox object. To instantiate, pass in the access token for the account you want to link. (Tip: You can generate an access token for your own account through the App Console).
dbx = dropbox.Dropbox(‘YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN’)
Test it out to make sure you’ve linked the right account:
Try some API requests
You can use the Dropbox object you instantiated above to make API calls. Try out some of the files requests.
List all of the contents in the user’s root directory:
for entry in dbx.files_list_folder(“http://www.dropbox.com/”).entries:
# Cavs vs Warriors
Upload a file (and take a wild guess at tomorrow’s headline):
dbx.files_upload(“Potential headline: Game 5 a nail-biter as Warriors inch out Cavs”, ‘/cavs vs warriors/game 5/story.txt’)
Get the metadata for a file (and prove that you called it before the game was over!):
print(dbx.files_get_metadata(‘/Cavs vs Warriors/Game 5/story.txt’).server_modified)
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Here’s the full documentation for the Python SDK.