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files.list

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Supported token types:
Expected scopes:

This method returns a list of files within the team. It can be filtered and sliced in various ways.

Arguments

This method has the URL https://slack.com/api/files.list and follows the Slack Web API calling conventions.

Argument Example Required Description
token xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx Required

Authentication token bearing required scopes.

channel C1234567890 Optional

Filter files appearing in a specific channel, indicated by its ID.

count 20 Optional, default=100

Number of items to return per page.

page 2 Optional, default=1

Page number of results to return.

ts_from 123456789 Optional, default=0

Filter files created after this timestamp (inclusive).

ts_to 123456789 Optional, default=now

Filter files created before this timestamp (inclusive).

types images Optional, default=all

Filter files by type:

  • all - All files
  • spaces - Posts
  • snippets - Snippets
  • images - Image files
  • gdocs - Google docs
  • zips - Zip files
  • pdfs - PDF files

You can pass multiple values in the types argument, like types=spaces,snippets.The default value is all, which does not filter the list.

user W1234567890 Optional

Filter files created by a single user.

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

Response

{
    "ok": true,
    "files": [
        {...},
        {...},
        {...},
        ...
    ],
    "paging": {
        "count": 100,
        "total": 295,
        "page": 1,
        "pages": 3
    }
}

The response contains a list of file objects, followed by paging information. Files are always returned with the most recent first.

The paging information contains the count of files returned, the total number of files matching the filter (if any was supplied), the page of results returned in this response and the total number of pages available.

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
user_not_found

Value passed for user was invalid

unknown_type

Value passed for types was invalid

not_authed

No authentication token provided.

invalid_auth

Invalid authentication token.

account_inactive

Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace.

no_permission

The workspace token used in this request does not have the permissions necessary to complete the request.

user_is_bot

This method cannot be called by a bot user.

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.

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.
channel Optional
count Optional, default=100
page Optional, default=1
ts_from Optional, default=0
ts_to Optional, default=now
types Optional, default=all
user Optional
Extra args