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(Node.js) Create Folder

In the Drive API, a folder is essentially a file — one identified by the special folder MIME type application/vnd.google-apps.folder

See Google Drive Files: create for more details.

Also See Working with Folders for more details.

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() {

    // Creating a folder is technically an upload of a 0-length file
    // having a MIME type of "application/vnd.google-apps.folder"

    var success = true;

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

    // This example uses a previously obtained access token having permission for the 
    // Google Drive scope.

    var gAuth = new chilkat.AuthGoogle();
    gAuth.AccessToken = "GOOGLE-DRIVE-ACCESS-TOKEN";

    var rest = new chilkat.Rest();

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

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

    // A multipart upload to Google Drive needs a multipart/related Content-Type
    rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","multipart/related");

    // Specify each part of the request.

    // The 1st part is JSON with information about the folder.
    rest.PartSelector = "1";
    rest.AddHeader("Content-Type","application/json; charset=UTF-8");

    var json = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    json.AppendString("name","testFolder");
    json.AppendString("description","A folder to contain test files.");
    json.AppendString("mimeType","application/vnd.google-apps.folder");
    rest.SetMultipartBodyString(json.Emit());

    // The 2nd part would be the file content.
    // Since this is a folder, skip the 2nd part entirely and go straight to the upload..

    var jsonResponse = rest.FullRequestMultipart("POST","/upload/drive/v3/files?uploadType=multipart");
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== 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 JSON: " + jsonResponse);
        return;
    }

    // Show the JSON response.
    json.Load(jsonResponse);

    // Show the full JSON response.
    json.EmitCompact = false;
    console.log(json.Emit());

    // A successful response looks like this:
    // {
    //   "kind": "drive#file",
    //   "id": "0B53Q6OSTWYolY2tPU1BnYW02T2c",
    //   "name": "testFolder",
    //   "mimeType": "application/vnd.google-apps.folder"
    // }

    // Get the fileId:
    console.log("fileId: " + json.StringOf("id"));

}

chilkatExample();

 

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