Box Write

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Overview

You can use this Snap to write binary data to a file on Box.

Prerequisites

None.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Task Pipelines

Limitations

None.

Snap Input and Output

Input/Output
Type of View
Number of Views
Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Description
InputDocument
  • Min:0
  • Max:1
  • File Reader
  • File Parser
File path.
OutputBinary
  • Min:1
  • Max:1
  • File Writer
Writes the file to the specified file path.

Snap Settings

Field NameField DependencyDescription

Label*

N/A

Specify the name of the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.

Default Value: Box Write
Example
Box Write

File path*



N/A

Specify the destination path of the file to be written.

Default Value: None
Examplefolder1/folder2/file 

Write empty fileN/A

Select this checkbox to write an empty file when the incoming binary document has empty data, in which case a zero bye file is written to the output.

If there is no incoming document at the input view of the Snap, no file is written regardless of the value of the property.

Default Value: Selected
Example: Deselected

Action


N/A

Select the action to perform if the file already exists. The available options are:

  • Append: Appends the incoming documents to the file.
  • Overwrite: Overwrites the file with the content from the incoming documents.

Default valueAppend
ExampleOverwrite

Number of RetriesN/A

Specify the number of attempts the Snap must make in case of connection failure or timeout.

If the retry value is more than zero, the Snap first stores the input data in a temporary local file before writing to the target Box file. Ensure that the local drive has sufficient free disk space as large as the expected target file size.

Minimum value: 0

Default value: 0
Example: 3

Retry Interval (seconds)N/A

Specify the minimum number of seconds the Snap must wait before each retry attempt.
Minimum value: 1

Default value: 1
Example: 3

For existing Pipelines which have the Enable Staging (deprecated field) checkbox selected, this Snap retries the connection once even if the Number of retries is zero.

Snap Execution

N/A

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.

  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.

  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

    Default Value: Execute only
    Example: Validate & Execute

Temporary Files

During execution, data processing on Snaplex nodes occurs principally in-memory as streaming and is unencrypted. When larger datasets are processed that exceeds the available compute memory, the Snap writes Pipeline data to local storage as unencrypted to optimize the performance. These temporary files are deleted when the Snap/Pipeline execution completes. You can configure the temporary data's location in the Global properties table of the Snaplex's node properties, which can also help avoid Pipeline errors due to the unavailability of space. For more information, see Temporary Folder in Configuration Options

Example

To write a file to Box, send a file from the File Reader Snap to the Box Write Snap where the file path is set to the destination path. If the Action property is set to Overwrite, it overwrites the existing file. If the Action property is set to Append, it appends the content to the existing file.

Snap Pack History

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ReleaseSnap Pack VersionDateTypeUpdates
August 2022main17386 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.29main15993 Stable

Enhanced the Box Write Snap with the Write empty file checkbox that allows you to write an empty file when the incoming binary document has empty data.

4.28main14627 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.27main12833 StableAdded Connection timeout and Read timeout fields in Box accounts that enable the Box Snaps to read and write data within the specified connection and read timeouts.
4.25Patch425patches10840Latest

Modified default values for the following fields in Box Read and Box Write Snaps:

  • Number of Retries - Changed from 3 to 0.
  • Retry Interval (seconds) -  Changed from 5 to 1.

For existing Pipelines which have the Enable Staging (deprecated field) checkbox selected, this Snap retries the connection once even if the Number of Retries is zero.

4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10072 LatestModified default values of the following fields across the Snap Pack to trigger automatic retries by default, in case of connection failures or timeouts:
  • Number of Retries - Changed from 0 to 3
  • Retry Interval (seconds) -  Changed from 1 to 5
4.25main9554
 
Stable

Enhanced the output view of the Box Directory Browser Snap to display the error message, Error retrieving contents of the folder with id:<Folder ID> instead of No folder exists with <Folder ID> when you enter an invalid folder ID.

4.24 424patches9242 Latest
  • Enhanced the Box Snap Pack with the Retry mechanism that includes the following settings:

    • Number of Retries: Specifies the number of attempts the snap should make to perform the selected operation in case of connection failure or timeout.
    • Retry Interval (seconds)Specifies the minimum number of seconds the Snap must wait before each retry attempt.
4.24main8556 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.23 Patch423patches7526 Latest

Fixes the intermittent failure in access token refresh for the Box OAuth2 account by adopting the refreshAccessTokenIfExpired() method that checks and refreshes the access token within the last minute of its expiry.

4.23main7430
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.22 Patch422patches6992 Latest

Fixes the Box Write Snap connection retry issue by allowing the Snap to retry only when the given input is at least '1' in Number of retries field. This fix removes the Enable Staging field. 

4.22main6403
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21snapsmrc542

 

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20 Patch

box8743

 Latest

Fixes an issue with the Box Snap Pack wherein the OAuth2 token auto-refresh fails for Box accounts. The fix includes a patch released by Box to restore functionality to the "https://www.box.com/api/oauth2/token URL" of the deprecated version 1 of the Box API. 

Box recommends users to start using the endpoint in version 2 of the Box API: "https://api.box.com/oauth2/token" as seen in the blogpost here: https://blog.box.com/start-migrating-to-v2-of-the-content-api-deprecating-v1-in-december 

4.20snapsmrc535
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patch azureactivedirectory8341
 
Latest

Fixes an issue with the Get Group Members Snap wherein the Snap is unable to return more than 100 users.

4.19snaprsmrc528
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18snapsmrc523
 
Stable
  • Added a new account type, Box Service Account, which enables you to create user accounts that can only be accessed programmatically through the APIs.
  • Added new properties, Number of retries and Retry interval (seconds), in the Box Write Snap to handle failed write attempts.
4.17ALL7402
 
Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17snapsmrc515
 
Stable

Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16snapsmrc508
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15snapsmrc500
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.14snapsmrc490
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.13

snapsmrc486

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 Patchbox5181 Latest
  • Fixed the Box Write Snap that fails due to a network error.
  • Fixed the Box Read Snap that hangs while processing documents. 
4.12

snapsmrc480

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.11 Patch

box4306

 Latest

Resolved an issue with the Box Read Snap that was unable to run for longer times due to the current token getting expired. The fix helped to proceed with new access token when the current access token expires.

4.11snapsmrc465
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10

snapsmrc414

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.9snapsmrc405
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8

snapsmrc398

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.7

snapsmrc382

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.6snapsmrc362
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.5.1

box1576

 
Stable
  • Box Permissions Snap is updated to allow removing collaboration from a Box folder. For more information, see Box Permissions.
  • Box File Operations Snap is updated to route failures due to invalid source file/folder name to error view.
  • Fixed an error in Box Permissions Snap execution that caused failure in adding collaboration when the Box folder accepted a user as a collaborator.
  • Fixed an error in Box Read Snap that caused unexpected missing property values failure.
4.5rcmsf231 
  • Box Permissions Snap updated to allow for future removal of collaboration permissions.
  • Box Permissions Snap updated to disallow assigning a user as an owner.
4.3.1


Resolved an issue with Snaps in this Snap Pack not being proxy-aware.