Classic Integrations Activities
Last updated Jul 17, 2024

Create Folder


The Create Folder activity uses the Box Create folder API to create a new empty folder (Folder Name) within a specified parent folder (Parent Folder ID).

After creating the folder, the activity outputs a BoxFolder object (Box Folder) that includes the properties of the new folder, including the BoxFolder.Id that you can use to identify the folder in subsequent activities (e.g., Upload File, Get Folder Items, etc.).

How it works

The following steps and message sequence diagram is an example of how the activity works from design time (i.e., the activity dependencies and input/output properties) to run time.

  1. Complete the Setup steps.
  2. Add the Box Scope activity to your project.
  3. Add the Create Folder activity inside the Box Scope activity.
  4. Enter values for the Input properties.
  5. Create and enter a BoxFolder variable for the Output property.
    • Your input property values are sent in the Create folder API operation request.
    • The operation returns the BoxFolder value to your output property variable.


  • ContinueOnError - Specifies if you want the activity to continue running when an error is thrown. This field supports only Boolean values.
  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity. This field supports only Strings or String variables.
  • Folder Name - The name of the folder. This field supports only Strings or String variables.
  • Parent Folder ID - The ID of the parent folder where you want to create the new folder. This field supports only Strings or String variables.
    • Enter a value of "0" to create the folder in the root of the application.
    • To get the ID of a folder that is not the root, use the Search for Content activity.
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • Box Folder - The BoxFolder object that represents the newly created folder. This field supports only BoxFolder variables.
    • The variable you create for this property can be used as an input variable in subsequent activities (e.g., BoxFolder.Id in Upload File, Get Folder Items, etc.)
    • The BoxFolder object includes multiple properties that you can use in other activities.


The following image shows an example of the activity dependency relationship and input/output property values.

  • How it works
  • Properties
  • Example

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