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    List recent items

    get
    https://api.box.com/2.0
    /recent_items

    Returns information about the recent items accessed by a user, either in the last 90 days or up to the last 1000 items accessed.

    Request

    application/json

    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.

    stringin queryoptional
    JV9IRGZmieiBasejOG9yDCRNgd2ymoZIbjsxbJMjIs3kioVii

    The position marker at which to begin the response.

    This requires usemarker to be set to true.

    Response

    application/jsonRecent Items

    Returns a list recent items access by a user.

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    Request Example

    cURL
    curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/recent_items \
         -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
    .NET
    BoxCollectionMarkerBasedV2<BoxRecentItem> recentItems = await client.RecentItemsManager
        .GetRecentItemsAsync(limit: 500);
    Java
    // Get the latest 100 items the user has interacted with
    Iterable<BoxRecentItem> recentItems = BoxRecents.getRecentItems(api, 100);
    Node
    client.recentItems.get({limit: 1000})
    	.then(recentItems => {
    		/* recentItems -> {
    			next_marker: '',
    			limit: 1000,
    			order: { by: 'interacted_at', direction: 'DESC' },
    			entries: 
    			[ { type: 'recent_item',
    				interaction_type: 'item_preview',
    				interacted_at: '2017-06-06T15:46:28-07:00',
    				item: 
    					{ type: 'file',
    					id: '11111',
    					file_version: 
    					{ type: 'file_version',
    						id: '22222',
    						sha1: 'd0a8c75ba72bf923bfb0c855bbcf1e8f7cc817dd' },
    					sequence_id: '0',
    					etag: '0',
    					sha1: 'd0a8c75ba72bf923bfb0c855bbcf1e8f7cc817dd',
    					name: 'File2.txt' },
    				interaction_shared_link: "https://app.box.com/s/27jtnq2g8b7bu30pivpbz6nb2ef47mfs" },
    				{ type: 'recent_item',
    				interaction_type: 'item_preview',
    				interacted_at: '2017-06-06T15:46:27-07:00',
    				item: 
    					{ type: 'file',
    					id: '33333',
    					file_version: 
    					{ type: 'file_version',
    						id: '44444',
    						sha1: '12a715416bc96ba3ea860480c815657d5e0809da' },
    					sequence_id: '0',
    					etag: '0',
    					sha1: '12a715416bc96ba3ea860480c815657d5e0809da',
    					name: 'Image1.png' },
    				interaction_shared_link: null } ] }
    		*/
    	});

    Response Example

    {
      "limit": 1000,
      "next_marker": 3000,
      "prev_marker": 1000,
      "entries": [
        {
          "type": "recent_item",
          "item": {
            "id": 11446498,
            "type": "file",
            "sequence_id": 3,
            "etag": 1,
            "name": "Pictures"
          },
          "interaction_type": "item_preview",
          "interacted_at": "2018-04-13T13:53:23-07:00",
          "interaction_shared_link": "https://www.box.com/shared/static/rh935iit6ewrmw0unyul.jpeg"
        }
      ]
    }