Box - Get a file

Box actions are currently unavailable in the APAC region and will be released soon.

The Box - Get a file actionA tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. retrieves a file from Box and stores it to a variable for use later in the workflow.

Before you start 

Configure the Box - Get a file action

In the Designer page: 

  1. Click the Box action group in the action toolbox.


    Find actions by browsing action groups or by typing an action name or function in the Search field at the top of the action toolbox.

  2. Drag the Box - Get a file action to the point in the workflow when you want to retrieve the file.
  3. Click the Box - Get a file action.
  4. Select a Connection.

  5. Under Source, type the Path to the file you want to retrieve. You can also browse the folder structure using the browse icon ().
  6. Select a file variable for Store output.

For more information on the fields and buttons, see Box - Get a file action fields, buttons, and settings.

Maintain path integrity

Caution: If you move, rename, or delete a file/folder, any workflows that use that file/folder will not start or will fail. Make sure you keep the paths in your workflow configurations up to date.