Data Import - File Location (DropBox)

Overview
Setting up a drop box account and selecting a file for use with Linnworks Data Import

Adding a Dropbox account

If the required Dropbox account is not already integrated use the following steps to add it to your Linnworks Account

  1. Click on the pen icon to the right of the Account selection box
  2. Click Add new
  3. Enter a unique recognisable name to quickly identify the account and click Integrate
  4. You will be redirected to Dropbox
  5. Sign in to authorise Linnworks to access you drop box account
  6. On returning to Linnworks you can click the Test button to confirm the account is linked
  7. If the test fails, a warning will be displayed, and you will be prompted to integrate the account again.

  Dropbox settings configuration

  • Method
    • This will be set to Dropbox as the selected method for File Location
  • Account
    • Use the drop down list to select which integrated Dropbox account is to be used for this Data Import
  • Encoding
    • Use the drop down list to select the format that was used when the file was saved to the Dropbox
      • Default
      • ASCII
      • UTF7
      • UTF32
      • Unicode
      • BigEndianUnicode
      • ANSI (Windows-1252)
  • File path
    • The folder structure on the Dropbox account where the import file is located. Leading and trailing '/' characters are not required. This box will be populated automatically if the search box for file selection is used
  • File name
    • The name (including file extension) of the import file
    • The search box (Magnifying glass) can be used to browse your drop box and select the file
  • File address
    • This is auto-populated based on the Account / File path / File name settings
  • After each download
    • Nothing - The original file in the Dropbox will remain untouched by the Data Import
    • Delete the file - The original file in the Dropbox will be automatically removed
    • Rename the file - The original file in the Dropbox will be rename using the format "FILENAME_DATETIME.csv" where FILENAME is the original file name and DATETIME is when the renaming took place
    • Move the file - Select a new location in the Dropbox that the file will be moved to automatically after the import has completed
    • Move and rename the file - Select a new location in the Dropbox that the file will be moved to automatically after the import has completed. The file will also be renamed as detailed above