Force reload in workflow
Is there any way to pause a workflow and wait for the latest version of a file to come in from dropbox? I have a workflow called from Drafts, so the file it operates on isn't necessarily open in advance. Frequently what happens is that the action runs, calls the workflow, Editorial loads the locally cached version, the worklow makes the edits as expected, THEN the latest version gets loaded from dropbox, wiping out the changes.
Still would love this in 1.2.1 ... this is the biggest frustration I find in using Editorial.
# Wait for 5 seconds time.sleep(5)
This is what I use on the iPhone while its running I hit the Dropbox sync button manually. You can change the (5) to what ever you like. If you are on a iPad you can use the pause before running that is the custom action menu that is in ever action in a workflow.
@Jozh I tried that but with that much delay and extra clicks I might as well just open editorial directly, open the file, move the cursor and paste. I'd just like a way to have a workflow do the refresh rather than need to do it manually.
@ccc I've been reluctant to take the time to investigate the dropbox api as it seems like overkill when all I need is to sync a single file.
Is it just me or are these two statements contradictory?
this is the biggest frustration I find in using Editorial.
I've been reluctant to take the time to investigate [the available solution].
Watch a Dropbox file (or directory) until it changes and the return the Dropbox metadata for that filepath:
This looks like it's pointing us in the right direction.
Does anyone have any pointers as to how to use this in a workflow action that will pause until the given file is up-to-date with the current dropbox version?
I've added a simple "Sync with Dropbox" workflow action in the latest beta. It basically triggers a manual sync, and then waits for it to finish before the next action starts, so nothing fancy, but might be useful for some workflows... Since I've also fixed some pretty critical bugs on iOS 7, I intend to submit this version (1.2.1) for review very soon.
Thanks...that's exactly what I need.