We have added the Merge Mode functionality to our Dropbox connector. For connectors created after June 2, 2022, you can now opt to sync multiple files into a single table in your destination. In the connector setup form, select your sync strategy as Merge Mode or Magic Folder. For more information, see our setup instructions.
We have redesigned the Skip Header Lines and Skip Footer Lines setup form fields for our Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, Dropbox, FTP, FTPS, Google Cloud Storage, and SFTP file connectors. To set these advanced options, enable them using the toggles and specify the number of skipped lines in the input fields.
Compare how the setup form looked before the change:
and how it looks now:
The Dropbox connector now supports syncing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to your destination. We sync each worksheet in the spreadsheet as a unique table in your destination. We are gradually rolling out this improvement to all our existing customers.
We have added support for short-lived access token authorization. To switch to short-lived access token authorization, you must re-authorize your connector. On your connector’s dashboard, go to the Setup tab, click Edit connection details, and then click Re-authorize connection. After successful re-authorization, click Save and Test.
We have added the Magic Folder functionality to our Dropbox connector. You can now sync any supported file from your Dropbox folder as a table within a schema in your destination. New Dropbox connectors created after October 7, 2021, will function as a Magic Folder connector. We will continue supporting existing Dropbox file connectors.
We have added support for syncing files/folders in root folder for Dropbox team spaces.
We now support syncing headerless delimited format files (CSV, TSV, log) for Dropbox connectors. We will create generic column names for CSV files without a header line. This feature is in beta and available to all customers. See the configuration options in our files documentation for details.
We have improved the way we track which files we have already synced to make sure we only pull new or changed data from the source containers. Previously, we re-synced files that were created at the same time as the last observed cursor position. That ensured that we never missed any files that were created while we were syncing your data. That also meant that we sometimes synced the same files twice. Now, in addition to tracking the timestamp, we also track the names of the files we have already synced. We store up to 1,000 file names. We sync files created at the time of the last observed cursor position only if we don’t have the file in our list of synced files for that timestamp.
You can now configure your Dropbox connector using the Fivetran REST API. This feature is in BETA and available only for Standard and Enterprise accounts.
Our Dropbox connector can now sync Parquet files. We support Parquet format 2.4.0. This feature is in Beta.