Firestore to Dropbox

Automatically Export & Sync Firestore Data to Dropbox

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Full data sets
No code
No complicated flow charts
No triggers
Set up in under 3 minutes
No instructions needed

Data sets

Uniform JSON Objects
Varied JSON Objects

Built for Synchronization

This service is designed to help anyone continuously export (i.e. "sync") data from Firestore.

If you only need to export your data one time, check the website of Firestore to see if their service offers a one-time export feature natively. Sometimes a Data Source's native export feature may provide not as much data as its API does, in which case Flatly is the solution.

Additional Information

Flatly uses official API channels to provide an integration with Firestore.
Cloud Firestore is a flexible, scalable database for mobile, web, and server development from Firebase and Google Cloud.

There are no scripts, downloads or extensions required for this integration. Flatly uses Service Account authorization for Firestore. Bring your own Service Account key and then simply enter a path to your Collection.

Project Data versus Database Data

Flatly syncs Firestore Database data, namely the contents of Documents in specific Collections. It does not sync Project Data like Crashlytics or A/B Testing. Behind the scenes the service first converts Firestore Documents to JSON and then efficiently flattens that JSON into flat files for spreadsheets or storage, or newline JSON for BigQuery.

Data Volume

If you expect your Firestore Collection to contain more than 10 million cells worth of data, do not attempt to sync Firestore to Google Sheets, as Google Sheets is limited to 10 million cells. Instead, use any cloud storage or BigQuery.


Flatly's access to Plaid and Plaid's downstream connected financial institutions is read-only access to text. It is limited to account data (words, numbers, dates). It does not include any money-movement, transfer capabilities or account holder profiles/identities.

Plaid alone interfaces directly with financial institutions, caches data from those institutions on Plaid infrastructure, and then makes the appropriate scoped subset of that data available to partners like Flatly using secure connections called client libraries.


Flatly provisions and manages its own App Folder in Dropbox, which contains CSV files or XLSX files refreshed by Flatly. Flatly only has access to this one folder. This folder is like an isolated container that you can move anywhere inside your Dropbox, or rename. Unlike other apps, Flatly does not request overly broad access to all folders and files in your Dropbox.

Dropbox can store flat files in the cloud or automatically sync them to the desktop.

File Formats

XLSX (Parsed)
XLSX (Raw)
CSV File

Integration Flow


Step 1

Select Firestore from the Data Source dropdown and Dropbox from the Data Destination dropdown.

Step 2

Authorize Firestore with your credentials using the Service Account flow.

Step 3

Authorize Dropbox with your credentials using the OAuth flow.

Step 4

Select your Data Set from the 2 Data Sets available using the dropdown.

Step 5

Click Flatten to sync your data.

Walkthrough Video

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