List all file versions

get
https://api.box.com/2.0
/files/:file_id/versions

Retrieve information on all version of a file. This endpoint can be used to retrieve information about older versions of a file.

Versions are only tracked for Box users with premium accounts.

Request

application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
12345

The unique identifier that represent a file.

The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the url https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

Query Parameters

string arrayin queryoptional
id,type,name

A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response.

Be aware that specifying this parameter will have the effect that none of the standard fields are returned in the response unless explicitly specified, instead only fields for the mini representation are returned, additional to the fields requested.

integer / int64in queryoptional
10001000-1000

The maximum number of items to return per page.

integer / int64in queryoptional
10000

The offset of the item at which to begin the response.

Response

application/jsonFile Versions

Returns an array of file versions.

If there are no previous versions of this file an empty array will be returned.

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Request Example

cURL
curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/files/12345/versions \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
.NET
BoxCollection<BoxFileVersion> previousVersions = await client.FilesManager
    .ViewVersionsAsync(id: "11111");
Java
BoxFile file = new BoxFile(api, "id");
List<BoxFileVersion> versions = file.getVersions();
for (BoxFileVersion version : versions) {
    System.out.format("SHA1 of \"%s\": %s\n", item.getName(), version.getSha1());
}
Python
file_id = '11111'

file_versions = client.file(file_id).get_previous_versions()
for version in file_versions:
    print('File version {0} was created at {1}'.format(version.id, version.created_at))
Node
client.files.getVersions('12345')
	.then(versions => {
		/* versions -> {
			total_count: 1,
			entries: 
			[ { type: 'file_version',
				id: '22222',
				sha1: '359c6c1ed98081b9a69eb3513b9deced59c957f9',
				name: 'script.js',
				size: 92556,
				created_at: '2012-08-20T10:20:30-07:00',
				modified_at: '2012-11-28T13:14:58-08:00',
				modified_by: 
					{ type: 'user',
					id: '33333',
					name: 'Example User',
					login: 'user@example.com' } } ] }
		*/
	});

Response Example

{
  "total_count": 5000,
  "limit": 1000,
  "offset": 2000,
  "order": [
    {
      "by": "type",
      "direction": "ASC"
    }
  ],
  "entries": [
    {
      "id": 12345,
      "type": "file_version",
      "sha1": "134b65991ed521fcfe4724b7d814ab8ded5185dc",
      "name": "tigers.jpeg",
      "size": 629644,
      "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "modified_by": {
        "id": 11446498,
        "type": "user",
        "name": "Aaron Levie",
        "login": "ceo@example.com"
      },
      "trashed_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "trashed_by": {
        "id": 11446498,
        "type": "user",
        "name": "Aaron Levie",
        "login": "ceo@example.com"
      },
      "restored_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "restored_by": {
        "id": 11446498,
        "type": "user",
        "name": "Aaron Levie",
        "login": "ceo@example.com"
      },
      "purged_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00"
    }
  ]
}