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  1. List and Grid support in the Content Explorer JavaScript Libraries

    The java script libraries for content explorer do not appear to have an option to include toggle list/grid views which is available in the Box Drive experience.

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  2. Expose the functionality for auto-deleting folders and files on a specific date via the API.

    Currently, the web app has a file/folder setting in which a folder or file can be deleted on a specific date. We don't expose this service via the API.

    We work with documents in packages (folders) and so when the documents expire and are deleted, we would also like the containing folder to be deleted as well. All of these packages are customer applications and so if not cleaned up then they will accumulate over time.

    Right now, retention deals with files only, leaving behind the folders. The auto-delete on the folder is perfect for this purpose except that it…

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  3. Add a Webhooks v2 event trigger for restoring a file version

    If a file version is restored (via the webapp or API), there is no associated event trigger that captures this action. If an admin is monitoring a file for changes, no webhook is triggered for this action.

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    not planned  ·  crajan responded

    This is not currently planned. We will consider it with additional use cases and customer demand.

  4. Make the digest header in the Commit Upload endpoint optional

    Currently, Commit Upload endpoint requires passing a Digest header for the sha1 of the entire file.

    Given that the integrity of each file part is already verified, consider making the Digest header in the Commit Upload endpoint optional

    1 vote

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  5. Bulk assign metadata attributes to multiple folders/files at one time

    We were a previous heavy user of tags and our users enjoyed the ability to assign tags to multiple files at once in the old UI.

    Because they have tens of thousands of users deployed, they often have the same attribute needed to be assigned to many files.

    4 votes

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    We are evaluatig options to assign metadata values to multiple files and/or folders in a user friendly manner. We currently offer the ability to define a Metadata Cascade Policy on a folder, which will assign a metadata template and, optionally, default metadata field values to all files within that folder structure. More information is available https://community.box.com/t5/Organizing-and-Tracking-Content/Cascading-metadata-templates-in-folders/ta-p/67801

    If this is insufficient to satisfy your use case, leave us a comment with the problem you are trying to solve and what would help you to address it.

  6. Enable API apps for select users

    Right now, we can disable published APIs for all users, or enable them - we'd like the ability to restrictively enable.

    3 votes

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  7. Added an event trigger for FILE.RENAME and FOLDER.RENAME for V2 webhooks

    This events would trigger v2 webhooks when an item is renamed.

    5 votes

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  8. Adapt Annotations to achieve Accessibility guidelines

    Box View does not conformance with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) at conformance levels A and AA - specifically, annotations can only be viewed around mouseover. This is a blocker for us as we work with public universities who have to meet those guidelines.

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  9. 1 vote

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    This is not planned.

    We don’t see enough customer demand for this yet, and supporting every additional content type takes a significant amount of engineering time and effort.

  10. Support image tags in Metadata preview.

    Currently images from external sites are not supported.

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  11. Periodic replication of Sandbox environment with Production settings/folder structure

    As we become more complex with usage of Box, we maintain Sandbox environments and are using it to test Governance Policies, integrations, and more.

    Other SaaS providers (e.g., Workday) will push a replication of Configuration Settings (with an option for the customer to not replicate) from the Production to Sandbox environment. This helps keep the two in sync.

    It would also be enormously beneficial if the folder structure and dummy users (not content) could be replicated into the sandbox environment for a better sense of how changes will affect Production.

    3 votes

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  12. Request to Add Overwrite/Version Functionality to File Copy Operations via API

    Currently the only way to add a version to a file is to download it and upload the new version with the If-Match header.

    We are archiving files when a new file version is uploaded to a "main" folder, and to do that we have to download the existing version to our server and then generate a separate request to upload the file.

    Ideally, we would be able to combine the requests into one - a COPY (https://box-content.readme.io/reference#copy-a-file) that can overwrite an existing file in the destination folder if the appropriate etag is supplied during the copy request.

    4 votes

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    not planned  ·  Aaron Verstraete responded

    This is not something we will build due to other roadmap commitments.

    Alternatively, you could always upload latest version to “backup folder,” delete file from “current version” folder, then copy “backup folder” version to “current version” folder.

    This will get you 100% version history in backup folder and avoid the need to download & upload the file a second time.

  13. Thumbnails should be able to be requested in a batch.

    You should be able to download all thumbnails for the items within a folder.

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  14. Box CLI resend

    The use case is we would like to resend/remind collaborators with invites of status "pending" using the Box CLI. Triggering new email notifications from Box.

    Presently we have to list the collaborators pending > csv, delete the collaboration, then collaborate again. A single call would make this much more efficient.

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  15. box-ui-elements content-explorer needs real thumbnails

    The Content Explorer element needs at least the option to use actual file thumbnails rather than the generic ones based on file type currently shown. Otherwise browsing large collections of images and videos is severely handicapped. The API appears to have a thumbnail/representation endpoint so hopefully this is not a big ask.

    Other things that would really improve Content Explorer for our use case:
    - list/grid toggle button
    - ability to hide the modified date and owner (useless for our application which is a repository of read-only archived files uploaded by an uploader app)

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  16. Provide read-only scope for user information

    I'd like to provide our central identity management team a way to tell whether or not a given Box user has a > 0 byte usage before they delete the user's account (for example, as someone leaves our organization). I'd like to give them read-only API access to https://api.box.com/2.0/users, without giving them any additional access. Support tells me that this isn't currently possible. It'd be nice if it was--this could be useful for a number of other uses, too, such as reporting.

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    not planned  ·  kyagen responded

    We don’t offer an API endpoint for these types of queries today, so it’s not possible to add.

    When you create a user that already exists, you get a 409 error code returned – user already exists. Is this sufficient?

  18. GET invite rejection event

    There is collaboration invite event (COLLABORATION_ACCEPT), but we want to GET rejection invite event as well.

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  19. Create Persistent Access Tokens

    We want to embed a folder into our sales portal. We want our users/partners to be able to search within the folder.

    We don't want to manage a separate code repo just for generating a downscoped token. Would be great if Box could support downscoped permanent tokens to cover these use cases.

    We cannot search with in a folder with an embed widget.

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  20. Option to select a folder_id other than 0 (the user's root folder) within the Move Owned Items API.

    As a large company, we aim to fully automate the deprovisioning of users using Box Platform.

    We would like an option within the Move Owned Items API (https://developer.box.com/v2.0/reference#move-folder-into-another-users-folder) to select a destination location other than 0 (all files).

    The goal would be to automate this process and allow folders and files to be moved within an existing folder rather than at the root level.

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