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Finding recent shared links

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Finding recent shared links

By default, the search API only returns items that are either owned by the user or items that the user has been explicitly collaborated on. These search results do not include any items that a user might have accessed recently through a shared link.

To enable shared links in the API, the include_recent_shared_links query parameter can be set to true.

cURL
curl -i -X GET "https://api.box.com/2.0/search?query=sales&include_recent_shared_links=true" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
Python
client.search().query("sales", metadata_filters=metadata_search_filters, include_recent_shared_links=True)
Node
client.search.query(
  'sales',
  {
    include_recent_shared_links: true
  })
  .then(results => {
    // ...
  });

Please be aware that this parameter is relatively new and therefore support for it in our Java and Windows SDKs is still a work in progress.

Please be very aware that when this parameter has been set to true, the format of the response of this API changes to return a list of Search Results with Shared Links