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(Node.js) Update a Google Contact

Demonstrates how to update a Google Contact.

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

Chilkat npm packages for Node.js

Chilkat npm packages for Electron

on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and ARM

var os = require('os');
if (os.platform() == 'win32') {  
    if (os.arch() == 'ia32') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win-ia32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win64'); 
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'linux') {
    if (os.arch() == 'arm') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-arm');
    } else if (os.arch() == 'x86') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux64');
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'darwin') {
    var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-macosx');
}

function chilkatExample() {

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

    // --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    // Note: The code for setting up the Chilkat REST object and making the initial connection can be done once.
    // Once connected, the REST object may be re-used for many REST API calls.
    // (It's a good idea to put the connection setup code in a separate function/subroutine.)
    // --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    // It is assumed we previously obtained an OAuth2 access token.
    // This example loads the JSON access token file 
    // saved by this example: Get Google Contacts OAuth2 Access Token

    var jsonToken = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    var success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/googleContacts.json");
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log("Failed to load googleContacts.json");
        return;
    }

    var gAuth = new chilkat.AuthGoogle();
    gAuth.AccessToken = jsonToken.StringOf("access_token");

    var rest = new chilkat.Rest();

    // Connect using TLS.
    var bAutoReconnect = true;
    success = rest.Connect("www.google.com",443,true,bAutoReconnect);

    // Provide the authentication credentials (i.e. the access token)
    rest.SetAuthGoogle(gAuth);

    // ----------------------------------------------
    // OK, the REST connection setup is completed..
    // ----------------------------------------------

    // To update a contact, we'll first get the contact information,
    // then we'll make changes to the XML and then PUT the update.

    // To retrieve the contact, send the following:
    // 	GET /m8/feeds/contacts/default/full/{contactId}
    // 	GData-Version: 3.0

    rest.AddHeader("GData-Version","3.0");

    var sbPath = new chilkat.StringBuilder();
    sbPath.Append("/m8/feeds/contacts/default/full/{contactId}");
    // Get the contact having contactId = "5b6d64980b1ed462"
    var numReplacements = sbPath.Replace("{contactId}","5b6d64980b1ed462");

    var sbResponseBody = new chilkat.StringBuilder();
    success = rest.FullRequestNoBodySb("GET",sbPath.GetAsString(),sbResponseBody);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // A successful response will have a status code equal to 200.
    if (rest.ResponseStatusCode !== 200) {
        console.log("response status code = " + rest.ResponseStatusCode);
        console.log("response status text = " + rest.ResponseStatusText);
        console.log("response header: " + rest.ResponseHeader);
        console.log("response body: " + sbResponseBody.GetAsString());
        return;
    }

    // If the 200 response was received, then the contacts XML is contained
    // in the response body.
    var xml = new chilkat.Xml();
    xml.LoadSb(sbResponseBody,false);

    // Get the etag:
    var lastKnownEtag = xml.GetAttrValue("gd:etag");
    console.log("lastKnownEtag = " + lastKnownEtag);

    // Update the XML.
    // We're going to add or update with the following information:

    // 	  <gd:name>
    // 	    <gd:givenName>Joe</gd:givenName>
    // 	    <gd:familyName>Sample</gd:familyName>
    // 	    <gd:fullName>Joe Sample</gd:fullName>
    // 	  </gd:name>
    // 	  <content type="text">RIP Joe Sample, a great musician...</content>
    // 	  <gd:extendedProperty name="pet" value="hamster"/>

    xml.UpdateChildContent("gd:name|gd:givenName","Joe");
    xml.UpdateChildContent("gd:name|gd:familyName","Sample");
    xml.UpdateChildContent("gd:name|gd:fullName","Joe Sample");
    xml.UpdateChildContent("content","RIP Joe Sample, a great musician...");
    xml.UpdateAttrAt("content",true,"type","text");
    xml.UpdateAttrAt("gd:extendedProperty",true,"name","pet");
    xml.UpdateAttrAt("gd:extendedProperty",true,"value","hamster");

    // Send the following:

    // 	PUT /m8/feeds/contacts/default/full/{contactId}
    // 	If-Match: {lastKnownEtag}
    // 	GData-Version: 3.0
    // 	Content-Type: application/atom+xml

    rest.ClearAllHeaders();
    rest.AddHeader("If-Match",lastKnownEtag);
    rest.AddHeader("GData-Version","3.0");
    rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","application/atom+xml");

    var sbRequestBody = new chilkat.StringBuilder();
    xml.GetXmlSb(sbRequestBody);

    // The sbPath already contains the correct path..
    success = rest.FullRequestSb("PUT",sbPath.GetAsString(),sbRequestBody,sbResponseBody);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // A successful response will have a status code equal to 200.
    if (rest.ResponseStatusCode !== 200) {
        console.log("response status code = " + rest.ResponseStatusCode);
        console.log("response status text = " + rest.ResponseStatusText);
        console.log("response header: " + rest.ResponseHeader);
        console.log("response body: " + sbResponseBody.GetAsString());
        return;
    }

    // If the 200 response was received, then the updated contact XML is contained
    // in the response body.
    xml.LoadSb(sbResponseBody,false);

    console.log("Response Body:");
    console.log(xml.GetXml());
    console.log("Success.");

}

chilkatExample();

 

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