Box - New file

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

See how to implement this start event in a step-by-step solution: Automate your document approvals.

Use the Box - New file start eventThe connector and event for triggering the workflow to run, including required configuration. An example is Box - New file, which triggers the workflow to run when a new file is uploaded to the specified folder. to start your workflow whenever a new file is uploaded to a folder you specify in your Box account.

Box has other start events as well as actions. For more information, see Connectors.

Before you start 

Select the Box - New file start event

In the Designer page: 

  1. Open the Start event configuration panel: At the top of the designer canvas on the Designer page, click Start event.
  2. From Start from drop-down field, select Box.
  3. For Event, select Box - New file.

    Additional fields appear. To configure, see Configure the start event.

Configure the start event

During configuration of the Box - New file start event, you can select the folder path for monitoring, add provided start event variablesA variable associated with the start event. Often referenced by actions in the workflow. For example, a start event variable might capture input in a form field. to store information about the new file for use later in the workflow, and set conditionsA variable that groups several related variables of any type into a hierarchical structure. Objects can contain other Objects., such as requirements for the file name or creation date.

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.