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Update a File Request

Update a File Request

To update some of the basic details for an existing file request, all you need is its unique ID.

cURL
curl -i -X PUT "https://api.box.com/2.0/file_requests/42037322" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
     -d '{
       "title": "Please upload required documents",
       "description": "Please upload required documents",
       "status": "active",
       "is_email_required": true,
       "is_description_required": false
     }'
.NET
var updateRequest = new BoxFileRequestUpdateRequest
{
    Description = "New file request description",
    Status = BoxFileRequestStatus.inactive
};

BoxFileRequestObject fileRequest = await client.FileRequestsManager.UpdateFileRequestAsync("12345", updateRequest);
Java
BoxFileRequest fileRequest = new BoxFileRequest(api, "id");
BoxFileRequest.Info fileRequestInfo = fileRequest.new Info();
fileRequestInfo.setDescription("Following documents are requested for your process");
fileRequestInfo.setIsDescriptionRequired(true);
fileRequestInfo.setStatus(BoxFileRequest.Status.ACTIVE);
fileRequestInfo = fileRequest.updateInfo(fileRequestInfo);
Node
client.fileRequests.update(fileRequestId, {
  title: 'Updated title'
}).then((r: FileRequest) => {
  // do something with the updated file request 
  console.log(r)
});
iOS
let updateRequest = FileRequestUpdateRequest(
    title: "Updated file request title",
    description: "Updated file request description",
    status: .inactive,
    isEmailRequired: false,
    isDescriptionRequired: true
)

client.fileRequests.update(fileRequestId: "123456", updateRequest: updateRequest) { result in
    guard case let .success(fileRequest) = result else {
        print("Error updating file request")
        return
    }
    
    print("Updated file request title: \(fileRequest.title ?? "n/a"), description: \(fileRequest.description ?? "n/a")")
}

For more details on the different fields that can be updated when creating a template, please see the reference documentation for the POST /file-requests/:id/update API.

The ID of a file request can be determined by visiting the Box web app and inspecting the URL. Please check our guide on setting up a file request template to learn how to determine a file request ID.