[mergext] Help with Dropbox external

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Mar 10 21:34:10 EDT 2013

On 11/03/2013, at 12:16 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:

> Ooo... You're testing me by asking a mergExt question here instead of StackOverflow ;-)

Hey Monte!. I nearly did. Still feels a tad foreign though.
> It's definitely not a production/development issue because my demo app is development. Have you tried using your app key and secret in the demo?

Good idea - and that's where the problem seems to lie. No dice with my details included. I've tried copying and pasting the key and secret in as well as typing them in directly. No go either way and there don't appear to be any dodgy characters in either. Is there likely to be a delay in these things being recognised?
> The most common reason for dropbox not linking would be people forgetting to handle urlWakUp with the mergDropboxHandleOpenURL command.

If only I could get that far ;)


> on urlWakeUp pURL
>  mergDropboxHandleOpenURL pURL
> end urlWakeUp
> On 11/03/2013, at 12:06 PM, Terry Judd <terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> I can't seem to get a response from Dropbox when I call any of the mergDropbox commands. I've setup an app on Dropbox, so I have an app key and secret to pass in the mergDropbox setup command but nothing happens when I do. All this works fine in the demo stack that comes with the external (which links me to Monte's demo Dropbox app) BTW.
>> I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that my Dropbox app status is 'development' rather than 'production', but if it is then I'm unsure how to proceed as I am unable to apply for production status until I have successfully linked to the app - which seems like a catch 22 situation to me.
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Dr Terry Judd
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Eduction Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

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