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A new file commenting experience arrived on July 23, 2018. Learn more about what's new and the migration path for apps already working with files and file comments.

This method returns information about a file in your team.

Arguments

Argument Example Required Description
token xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx Required

Authentication token bearing required scopes.

file F2147483862 Required

Specify a file by providing its ID.

count 20 Optional, default=100

Number of items to return per page.

cursor dXNlcjpVMDYxTkZUVDI= Optional

Parameter for pagination. File comments are paginated for a single file. Set cursor equal to the next_cursor attribute returned by the previous request's response_metadata. This parameter is optional, but pagination is mandatory: the default value simply fetches the first "page" of the collection of comments. See pagination for more details.

limit 20 Optional, default=0

The maximum number of items to return. Fewer than the requested number of items may be returned, even if the end of the list hasn't been reached.

page 2 Optional, default=1

Page number of results to return.

Present arguments as parameters in application/x-www-form-urlencoded querystring or POST body. This method does not currently accept application/json.

Response

The response contains a file object, and a list of comment objects followed by paging information.

Typical success response

{
    "ok": true,
    "file": {
        "id": "F0S43PZDF",
        "created": 1531763342,
        "timestamp": 1531763342,
        "name": "tedair.gif",
        "title": "tedair.gif",
        "mimetype": "image/gif",
        "filetype": "gif",
        "pretty_type": "GIF",
        "user": "U061F7AUR",
        "editable": false,
        "size": 137531,
        "mode": "hosted",
        "is_external": false,
        "external_type": "",
        "is_public": true,
        "public_url_shared": false,
        "display_as_bot": false,
        "username": "",
        "url_private": "https://.../tedair.gif",
        "url_private_download": "https://.../tedair.gif",
        "thumb_64": "https://.../tedair_64.png",
        "thumb_80": "https://.../tedair_80.png",
        "thumb_360": "https://.../tedair_360.png",
        "thumb_360_w": 176,
        "thumb_360_h": 226,
        "thumb_160": "https://.../tedair_=_160.png",
        "thumb_360_gif": "https://.../tedair_360.gif",
        "image_exif_rotation": 1,
        "original_w": 176,
        "original_h": 226,
        "deanimate_gif": "https://.../tedair_deanimate_gif.png",
        "pjpeg": "https://.../tedair_pjpeg.jpg",
        "permalink": "https://https://.../tedair.gif",
        "permalink_public": "https://.../...",
        "comments_count": 0,
        "is_starred": false,
        "shares": {
            "public": {
                "C0T8SE4AU": [
                    {
                        "reply_users": [
                            "U061F7AUR"
                        ],
                        "reply_users_count": 1,
                        "reply_count": 1,
                        "ts": "1531763348.000001",
                        "thread_ts": "1531763273.000015",
                        "latest_reply": "1531763348.000001",
                        "channel_name": "file-under",
                        "team_id": "T061EG9R6"
                    }
                ]
            }
        },
        "channels": [
            "C0T8SE4AU"
        ],
        "groups": [],
        "ims": [],
        "has_rich_preview": false
    },
    "comments": [],
    "response_metadata": {
        "next_cursor": "dGVhbTpDMUg5UkVTR0w="
    }
}

Typical error response

{
    "ok": false,
    "error": "invalid_auth"
}

The file object contains information about the uploaded file.

Each comment object in the comments array contains details about a single comment. Comments are returned oldest first.

The paging information contains the count of comments returned, the total number of comments, the page of results returned in this response and the total number of pages available. Please note that the max count value is 1000 and the max page value is 100.

Bot user tokens may use this method to access information about files appearing in the channels they belong to.

Pagination

This method uses cursor-based pagination to make it easier to incrementally collect information. To begin pagination, specify a limit value under 1000. We recommend no more than 200 results at a time.

Responses will include a top-level response_metadata attribute containing a next_cursor value. By using this value as a cursor parameter in a subsequent request, along with limit, you may navigate through the collection page by virtual page.

For apps created after August 7, 2018, this method defaults to cursor-based pagination. Use the limit and cursor parameters to guarantee your passage into the paradise of cursored pagination.

See pagination for more information.

Errors

This table lists the expected errors that this method could return. However, other errors can be returned in the case where the service is down or other unexpected factors affect processing. Callers should always check the value of the ok params in the response.

Error Description
file_not_found

Value passed for file was invalid

file_deleted

The requested file has been deleted

not_authed

No authentication token provided.

invalid_auth

Some aspect of authentication cannot be validated. Either the provided token is invalid or the request originates from an IP address disallowed from making the request.

account_inactive

Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace.

token_revoked

Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace or the app has been removed.

no_permission

The workspace token used in this request does not have the permissions necessary to complete the request. Make sure your app is a member of the conversation it's attempting to post a message to.

org_login_required

The workspace is undergoing an enterprise migration and will not be available until migration is complete.

invalid_arg_name

The method was passed an argument whose name falls outside the bounds of accepted or expected values. This includes very long names and names with non-alphanumeric characters other than _. If you get this error, it is typically an indication that you have made a very malformed API call.

invalid_array_arg

The method was passed a PHP-style array argument (e.g. with a name like foo[7]). These are never valid with the Slack API.

invalid_charset

The method was called via a POST request, but the charset specified in the Content-Type header was invalid. Valid charset names are: utf-8 iso-8859-1.

invalid_form_data

The method was called via a POST request with Content-Type application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data, but the form data was either missing or syntactically invalid.

invalid_post_type

The method was called via a POST request, but the specified Content-Type was invalid. Valid types are: application/x-www-form-urlencoded multipart/form-data text/plain.

missing_post_type

The method was called via a POST request and included a data payload, but the request did not include a Content-Type header.

team_added_to_org

The workspace associated with your request is currently undergoing migration to an Enterprise Organization. Web API and other platform operations will be intermittently unavailable until the transition is complete.

request_timeout

The method was called via a POST request, but the POST data was either missing or truncated.

fatal_error

The server could not complete your operation(s) without encountering a catastrophic error. It's possible some aspect of the operation succeeded before the error was raised.

Warnings

This table lists the expected warnings that this method will return. However, other warnings can be returned in the case where the service is experiencing unexpected trouble.

Warning Description
missing_charset

The method was called via a POST request, and recommended practice for the specified Content-Type is to include a charset parameter. However, no charset was present. Specifically, non-form-data content types (e.g. text/plain) are the ones for which charset is recommended.

superfluous_charset

The method was called via a POST request, and the specified Content-Type is not defined to understand the charset parameter. However, charset was in fact present. Specifically, form-data content types (e.g. multipart/form-data) are the ones for which charset is superfluous.

Argument Value
token Required Generate tokens to test with here.
file Required
count Optional, default=100
cursor Optional
limit Optional, default=0
page Optional, default=1
Extra args