How to export data to DropBox?

Export data to DropBox

Zoho DataPrep supports exporting data to DropBox, a file hosting service. Dropbox offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

To export data to DropBox

1. Click the Export now option from the Export menu in the DataPrep Studio page.



2. Choose Cloud storage from the side pane.

Note : If you had already added a DropBox connection earlier, you can simply select the existing connection under Cloud storage in the Saved connections section and proceed with exporting. To learn more about Saved data connections, click here .

3. If your data has columns with personal data, you can choose to include or exclude some or all of them in the PII columns section.

You can also apply the necessary security methods below to protect your personal data column:

A. Data masking   

     Data masking hides original data with 'x' to protect personal information.


B. Data Tokenization  

     Data tokenization replaces each distinct value in your data with a random value. Hence the output is statistically identical to the original data.


C. None

     You can select None if you do not want to use any security method.


4. C lick Next and select the DropBox option in the Choose a cloud storage service section.


5. If you have added a connection already, click the existing connection and start exporting data.

Note: Click the Add new link to add a new DropBox account. You can create as many DropBox connections as required.

  6. You will need to authenticate DropBox when you try connecting to DropBox for the first time. Click the Authenticate DropBox button to authenticate your account with your credentials.


Note: The connection configuration will be saved for exporting to the DropBox in the future. Credentials are securely encrypted and stored.

7. You can choose to export the dataset in any of these supported file formats:
CSV, TSV, JSON, XLS, XLSX, and XML formats.

8. Select the required option from the File export option . You can choose to Add as new version or Add as new file during export.


9. You can also click the Advanced options link for the following options.

  • You can encode the file using character encoding methods like UTF-8 using the File encoding option.

  • You can use a Row Separator such as UNIX (Line Feed) or MAC (Carriage Return) to ensure the line endings are translated properly.

  • You can distinguish the point at which the content of a text field begins and ends using Text qualifiers such as Single Quote(') or Double Quote(").

  • You can separate out the data or split using a Delimiter such as a Comma(,) , Semicolon(;) , or a Space .

  • Use the Compress file option to save your export as a .zip file.

  • You can also encrypt the file and protect it using a password before export.

10. Navigate to the folder you want to place the file in and click Export .

Note: You can also export files to your shared folders in DropBox.  


11. You can schedule the export by clicking the Configure schedule> link that appears after successful export.



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