This filter can be used to keep a local copy of the file being retained once it has been uploaded to Dropbox.


The following would apply to all forms:

add_filter( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version', 'your_function_name', 10, 6 );

To target a specific form append the form id to the hook name. (format: gform_dropbox_store_local_version_FORMID)

add_filter( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version_10', 'your_function_name', 10, 6 );

To target a specific field append both the form id and the field id to the hook name. (format: gform_dropbox_store_local_version_FORMID_FIELDID)

add_filter( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version_10_3', 'your_function_name', 10, 6 );


  • $store_local_version boolean

    Should a local copy of the file be retained? Default is false.

  • $file array

    The file properties.

    		'name'        => basename( $entry[ rgar( $field, 'id' ) ] ),
    		'path'        => str_replace( WP_CONTENT_URL, WP_CONTENT_DIR, $entry[ rgar( $field, 'id' ) ] ),
    		'url'         => $entry[ $field['id'] ],
    		'destination' => rgars( $feed, 'meta/destinationFolder' ),

  • $field_id string

    The ID of the field currently being processed.

  • $form Form Object

    The form currently being processed.

  • $entry Entry Object

    The entry currently being processed.

  • $feed Feed Object

    The feed currently being processed.


1. Simple Usage

This example shows the simplest way to use the hook.

add_filter( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version', '__return_true' );

2. Advanced Usage

This example shows how you can determine if a local copy should be retained based on the name of the feed and a field value in the Entry Object.

add_filter( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version_10', 'maybe_store_local_version', 10, 6 );
function maybe_store_local_version( $store_local_version, $file, $field_id, $form, $entry, $feed ) {
    if ( rgars( $feed, 'meta/feedName') == 'Dropbox Feed 2' && rgar( $entry, '5' ) == 'No' ) {
        return true;

    return $store_local_version;


This code should be placed in the functions.php file of your active theme.

Source Code

gf_apply_filters( 'gform_dropbox_store_local_version', array( $form['id'], $field_id ), false, $file, $field_id, $form, $entry, $feed )

This filter is located in GFDropbox::upload_file() in class-gf-dropbox.php.