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(DataFlex) Download File from Dropbox into a String Variable

Demonstrates how to download a file from Dropbox directly into a string variable.

Chilkat ActiveX Downloads

ActiveX for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

Use ChilkatAx-9.5.0-win32.pkg

Procedure Test
    Handle hoRest
    Boolean iSuccess
    Handle hoJson
    String sFileContent
    String sApiResult
Result    Handle hoJsonResult
    Integer iSize
    String sRev
    String sClientModified
    Handle hoCkdt
    Boolean iBLocalTime
    Variant vDt
    Handle hoDt
    String sTemp1
    Integer iTemp1
    Integer iTemp2
    Integer iTemp3
    Integer iTemp4
    Integer iTemp5
    Boolean bTemp1

    //  This example requires the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
    //  See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

    //  A Dropbox access token should have been previously obtained.
    //  Dropbox access tokens do not expire.
    //  See Dropbox Access Token.

    Get Create (RefClass(cComChilkatRest)) To hoRest
    If (Not(IsComObjectCreated(hoRest))) Begin
        Send CreateComObject of hoRest
    End

    //  Connect to Dropbox
    Get ComConnect Of hoRest "content.dropboxapi.com" 443 True True To iSuccess
    If (iSuccess <> True) Begin
        Get ComLastErrorText Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln sTemp1
        Procedure_Return
    End

    //  Add request headers.
    Get ComAddHeader Of hoRest "Authorization" "Bearer DROPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN" To iSuccess

    //  The download "parameters" are contained in JSON passed in an HTTP request header.
    //  This is the JSON indicating the file to be downloaded:
    //  {
    //     "path": "/jack.txt",
    //  }

    Get Create (RefClass(cComChilkatJsonObject)) To hoJson
    If (Not(IsComObjectCreated(hoJson))) Begin
        Send CreateComObject of hoJson
    End
    Get ComAppendString Of hoJson "path" "/jack.txt" To iSuccess
    Get ComEmit Of hoJson To sTemp1
    Get ComAddHeader Of hoRest "Dropbox-API-Arg" sTemp1 To iSuccess

    //  The content of the file on Dropbox is returned.
    Get ComFullRequestNoBody Of hoRest "POST" "/2/files/download" To sFileContent
    Get ComLastMethodSuccess Of hoRest To bTemp1
    If (bTemp1 <> True) Begin
        Get ComLastErrorText Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln sTemp1
        Procedure_Return
    End

    //  When successful, Dropbox responds with a 200 response code.
    Get ComResponseStatusCode Of hoRest To iTemp1
    If (iTemp1 <> 200) Begin
        //  Examine the request/response to see what happened.
        Get ComResponseStatusCode Of hoRest To iTemp1
        Showln "response status code = " iTemp1
        Get ComResponseStatusText Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln "response status text = " sTemp1
        Get ComResponseHeader Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln "response header: " sTemp1
        Showln "response body (if any): " sFileContent
        Showln "---"
        Get ComLastRequestStartLine Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln "LastRequestStartLine: " sTemp1
        Get ComLastRequestHeader Of hoRest To sTemp1
        Showln "LastRequestHeader: " sTemp1
        Procedure_Return
    End

    //  Show the file content that was downloaded:
    Showln sFileContent
    Showln "----"

    //  Information about the downloaded file is also available as JSON in a response header.
    //  The "dropbox-api-result" response header contains the information.  For example:
    Get ComResponseHdrByName Of hoRest "dropbox-api-result" To sApiResult
    Showln sApiResult

    //  In this case, the pretty-formatted dropbox-api-result JSON looks like this:
    //  {
    //    "name": "jack.txt",
    //    "path_lower": "/jack.txt",
    //    "path_display": "/jack.txt",
    //    "id": "id:yqx4-tE_NKAAAAAAAAAAAQ",
    //    "client_modified": "2016-06-02T20:42:11Z",
    //    "server_modified": "2016-06-02T20:42:11Z",
    //    "rev": "8482db15f",
    //    "size": 42
    //  }

    //  Load the JSON, pretty-print it, and demonstrate how to get some values...
    Get Create (RefClass(cComChilkatJsonObject)) To hoJsonResult
    If (Not(IsComObjectCreated(hoJsonResult))) Begin
        Send CreateComObject of hoJsonResult
    End
    Set ComEmitCompact Of hoJsonResult To False
    Get ComLoad Of hoJsonResult sApiResult To iSuccess
    //  Show the JSON pretty-printed...
    Get ComEmit Of hoJsonResult To sTemp1
    Showln sTemp1

    //  Sample code to get data from the JSON response:
    Get ComIntOf Of hoJsonResult "size" To iSize
    Showln "size = " iSize

    Get ComStringOf Of hoJsonResult "rev" To sRev
    Showln "rev = " sRev

    Get ComStringOf Of hoJsonResult "client_modified" To sClientModified
    Get Create (RefClass(cComCkDateTime)) To hoCkdt
    If (Not(IsComObjectCreated(hoCkdt))) Begin
        Send CreateComObject of hoCkdt
    End
    Get ComSetFromTimestamp Of hoCkdt sClientModified To iSuccess
    Move True To iBLocalTime
    Get ComGetDtObj Of hoCkdt iBLocalTime To vDt
    If (IsComObject(vDt)) Begin
        Get Create (RefClass(cComChilkatDtObj)) To hoDt
        Set pvComObject Of hoDt To vDt
    End
    Get ComDay Of hoDt To iTemp1
    Get ComMonth Of hoDt To iTemp2
    Get ComYear Of hoDt To iTemp3
    Get ComHour Of hoDt To iTemp4
    Get ComMinute Of hoDt To iTemp5
    Showln iTemp1 "/" iTemp2 "/" iTemp3 " " iTemp4 ":" iTemp5
    Send Destroy of hoDt


End_Procedure

 

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