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  1. Allow external conversion engines for proprietary formats

    We receive various proprietary formats that can only be converted by the original manufacturers. We want the platform to configure external conversion providers which would then be able to convert the formats to neutral Box formats such as PDF or MP4. This will create new integration opportunities for providers such as Autodesk, Adobe, CCTV providers.

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  2. Read only metadata templates or values

    The ability to set metadata on files and have it be read-only (aka not editable by end users).

    4 votes

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  3. Add email information to COLLABORATION_INVITE event

    "COLLABORATIONINVITE" event should include "user email" information.
    We understand "user
    id" is unique attribute within Box to specify the user and user.id
    is included with "COLLABORATION_INVITE" attribute.
    It would be better if this also captured user email information.

    1 vote

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  4. Support deleting the current version

    Currently there is no way to delete the current version or head of the version history. The only way to achieve the same effect is to promote a previous version and delete what was once the current version.

    3 votes

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  5. Watermarked PDFs currently output at large sizes when embedded

    Embedding watermarked PDFs currently come out at larger sizes than when embedding regular PDFs from Box. Would be nice for the user to be able to configure it the size it outputs at.

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  7. Enablement Governance APIs for free developer accounts

    Currently, governance APIs are not enabled in the free developer accounts. This removes the ability to perform local unit testing and developers must perform unit testing in another environment. Since accounts are developer sandboxes, there is less risk in testing with pseudo-permanent APIs such as Retention Policies.

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  8. Box Platform Performance in EMEA suffering

    We'remer using Box to replace existing ECM system. Transaction, after code optimisation takes 11 seconds when using caches and 20+ when no caches are used. Due to the time taken to perform transaction that future use cases are under threat and the performance volumes required cannot be met with current performance metrics.

    1 vote

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  9. Enable remote uploads with Box API

    Allow remote uploads with our upload API. OneDrive and Dropbox allow this method.

    Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/developers-v1/core/docs#save-url
    OneDrive: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/OneDrive/developer/rest-api/api/driveitem_upload_url

    We would like to upload files from external services directly and do not want to download the file to the client. Being able to upload files directly from external services will avoid deduplication of files.

    4 votes

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  10. Improve experience of GETting all users for large enterprises

    Large enterprises will often run nightly jobs to get a list of all users to sync w/ their own AD or for other purposes.

    It would be nice to be able to get the entire population via a single API call (say, return a link to a csv file or a .zip of several csv files) or at least increase the limit. For customers with >50k users, it can be painful to make many API calls to get the whole list of users.

    4 votes

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    We do not currently plan to provide all users via a single API request. For nightly synchronization of large user populations such such as the one described in this request, a more appropriate method would be to request relevant user and group events for that day from the enterprise events API and apply the changes there. When using this strategy, a full synchronization should only be required initially and in the case of some corruption or drift between the two systems.

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  13. Disclose Box service host names via API

    Open up Box host names via API so that a customer's proxy server can automatically fetch our end points and digest it in to their solution.
    There is a partial list available on our community page but it is not complete and difficult to fetch programatically.

    6 votes

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    Thank you once again for the feedback. We have evaluated the feedback but don’t think will have anything meaningful to share in the next couple of quarters.

    Meanwhile, we will continue to keep our ear to the ground for additional feedback, and let you know if anything changes on our side.

  14. Allow Recents to be filtered via API

    Currently Recents is implemented globally across all Box content the user has access to. Ideally, Recents could be filtered to some ancestor folder IDs (like Search is) to show Recent items only within a particular folder.

    The use case is a custom application which is integrated with a company's primary Box instance. A custom app wanting to leverage the Recents feature does not have a way to get Recent items relevant to just the application content.

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  15. Add folder upload support to UI Elements

    Currently, Content Uploader UI Element only supports uploading files. We want the ability to expand that functionality to folders.

    3 votes

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  16. Preview of multi page illustrator file only shows the very first page

    Currently, Box Preview for illustrator files only shows the very first page even the file contains multiple pages.

    1 vote

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  18. Support for Collections in Content Explorer & Content Picker

    Some of our use cases revolve around searching for specific metadata field or date range.

    If UI Elements were able to be initialized with a collection, this would allow us to pass in a specific collection of files and display them easily even though those files may live in disparate folders.

    2 votes

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  20. Return collaborated files (single file collab SFC) under a folder via API

    Currently, there are two API calls surrounding getting a list of collaborations:
    https://developer.box.com/v2.0/reference#view-a-folders-collaborations
    https://developer.box.com/v2.0/reference#get-file-collaborations

    However, say a collaborated file exists under a non-collaborated/private folder. Now say the folder is large. It would be less easy to get a list of collaborated files under this folder without iterating through every single file.

    1 vote

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