Classic Integrations Activities
Last updated Jul 17, 2024

Search For Content


The Search for Content activity uses the Box Search for content API to retrieve the items that match your search parameters (Keyword).

After retrieving the items, the activity outputs the found file details in an BoxFile[] (Files) object and found folder details in an BoxFolder[] object (Folders).

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 Search for Content activity inside the Box Scope activity.
  4. Enter a value for the Input property.
  5. Create and enter BoxFile[] and BoxFolder[] variables for the Output properties.
    • Your input property values are sent in the Search for content API operation request.
    • The operation returns the BoxFile[] and BoxFolder[] values to your output property variables.


  • 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.
  • Keword - The keyword that you want to search for. This field supports only Strings or String variables. The activity searches object names, descriptions, text contents of files, and other data.
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • Max Items to Return - The maximum number of results that you want returned. Enter an Int32 or Int32 variable. The maximum number of items that get returned is 1,000.
  • Files - The IEnumerable<BoxFiles> object that includes the file items. Enter a BoxFiles[] variable.
  • Folders - The IEnumerable<BoxFolder> object that includes the folder items. Enter a BoxFolder[] variable.
  • How it works
  • Properties

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