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  1. API currently doesn't expose email addresses of non-Box uploaders who upload via email

    Specifically in the context of uploading via email.

    API currently does show emails of uploaders that are Box users, whether in enterprise or not. It does not show emails of uploaders that are not Box users (name shows as "Unknown User".

    Webapp shows names for Box users, email addresses for non-Box users. It seems odd that the webapp would expose the email address but the API doesn't.

    1 vote
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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  7. 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).

    2 votes
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  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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/driveitemuploadurl

    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.

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  14. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

    4 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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

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