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  • knaack
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    Got it. I had read somewhere while setting this up that Stringify couldn't write to subfolders beyond the main folders in Dropbox (which ended up being incorrect - the subfolder can be included in the file name as shown). Working just fine now. Thanks for the help!
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  • spud
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    Originally posted by knaack View Post
    Attached. Only other thing I can think of that may be affecting it is that my dropbox folder location is on a different drive than default. Unless, of course, that I'm missing something easily fixable (which is entirely possible).
    stay, away, disarmed need to be folders not txt files. Then the txt files need to be written by IFTTT in those subfolders

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  • knaack
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    Attached. Only other thing I can think of that may be affecting it is that my dropbox folder location is on a different drive than default. Unless, of course, that I'm missing something easily fixable (which is entirely possible).
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  • spud
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    Originally posted by knaack View Post
    Having a similar problem with triggers not working (using Stringify, but also appears to not be working for IFTTT). Essentially, having an email trigger add a txt file into dropbox to activate a scene or device. The creation of the txt file appears to be working fine, but I am unable to get an event to activate. Manually moving a txt file into the folder in dropbox doesn't activate the event either. Attached is the debug info in the log and one of the events. Thoughts?

    Jan-28 2:06:19 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/.. for /stringify/disarmed
    Jan-28 2:06:18 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/ for /stringify/stay
    Jan-28 2:06:17 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/. for /stringify/away
    where is located your Stringify folder in dropbox? are you sure there is no typo? Could you post a screenshot of your dropbox folder?

    I just tested this again on my system and it worked fine.

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  • knaack
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    Having a similar problem with triggers not working (using Stringify, but also appears to not be working for IFTTT). Essentially, having an email trigger add a txt file into dropbox to activate a scene or device. The creation of the txt file appears to be working fine, but I am unable to get an event to activate. Manually moving a txt file into the folder in dropbox doesn't activate the event either. Attached is the debug info in the log and one of the events. Thoughts?

    Jan-28 2:06:19 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/.. for /stringify/disarmed
    Jan-28 2:06:18 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/ for /stringify/stay
    Jan-28 2:06:17 PM IFTTT DEBUG path/not_found/. for /stringify/away
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  • spud
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    I posted version 3.0.1.3 here. With this version existing files in dropbox are not overwritten, instead if a "file.txt" already exist the new uploaded one will be renamed to "file (1).txt"

    This avoid to use the $time workaround explained above.

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  • Moskus
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    Aha, THERE that damn button is. I thought it was up to each individual event/action to implement it...

    Just ran, I'll report back in 15-20 minutes.

    EDIT: That did the trick! Now it works!
    Last edited by Moskus; September 20th, 2017, 02:47 AM.

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  • spud
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    @Moskus, does it work now?

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  • spud
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    you need to switch to advanced editing mode (blue bird button) to see the file text box

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  • Moskus
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    Er.... spud?
    I don't have any fields for entering the file name....?

    My version os 3.0.1.2 and as far as I can tell, it's the latest version (and I couldn't find it in the beta section either).

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  • spud
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    Originally posted by Moskus View Post
    Perfect! I'll check!

    Can I use $date too? Some of my Events trigger at the same time every day.
    yeah $date should work, anyway if this workaround work for you, I will update the plugin so that it write different file name automatically.

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  • Moskus
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    Originally posted by spud View Post
    So you need to make sure that the IFTTT plugin uses a different name each time by using advanced mode to provide a name for the file with a replacement variable that will change over time. I used $time in the example below but I think you could use a timer or a counter.
    Perfect! I'll check!

    Can I use $date too? Some of my Events trigger at the same time every day.

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  • spud
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    After some more tests here is what I found:

    - IFTTT seems to check if there is a new file in your dropbox only every 15 minutes, so you have to wait at least 15 minutes before jumping to any conclusion

    - Overwriting an existing file in your dropbox (or even uploading a file with a name that existed before but that you deleted) does not seem to work consistently. It worked for me yesterday, but it doesn't seem to work this morning.
    So you need to make sure that the IFTTT plugin uses a different name each time by using advanced mode to provide a name for the file with a replacement variable that will change over time. I used $time in the example below but I think you could use a timer or a counter.

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    Let me know how it goes

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  • Moskus
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    I still got nothing.

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  • spud
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    I tested with some old IFTTT applets and saw some strange things, but then I recreated 2 applets from scratch to test both public and private folders, and it seems to work.

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    I'm supposed to receive 2 SMS every 15 minutes and so far it has worked flawlessly

    Try to recreate your applets from scratch, and maybe try to relink the Dropbox service in IFTTT

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