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);

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.