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(Node.js) Create Google Photos Media Item using Upload Token

This is the 2nd step in uploading a photo to a Google Photos album. The 1st step is to upload the media data to get an upload token. This step is to use the upload token to add the media item to an album.

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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.

    // Get the previously obtained access token.
    // See Get Google Photos Access Token.

    var jsonToken = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    var success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/googlePhotos.json");
    if (success == false) {
        console.log(jsonToken.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    var http = new chilkat.Http();

    http.AuthToken = jsonToken.StringOf("access_token");

    // For more information, see Google Photos Upload Media REST API Documentation

    // Build a JSON body that looks like this:
    // {
    //   "albumId": "ALBUM_ID",
    //   "newMediaItems": [
    //     {
    //       "description": "ITEM_DESCRIPTION",
    //       "simpleMediaItem": {
    //         "uploadToken": "UPLOAD_TOKEN"
    //       }
    //     }
    //    , ...
    //   ]
    // }

    // Use this online tool to generate the code from sample JSON: 
    // Generate Code to Create JSON

    // Build the above JSON:
    var json = new chilkat.JsonObject();
    json.UpdateString("albumId","ALBUM_ID");
    json.UpdateString("newMediaItems[0].description","Photo of Penguins");
    json.UpdateString("newMediaItems[0].simpleMediaItem.uploadToken","UPLOAD_TOKEN");

    // resp: HttpResponse
    var resp = http.PostJson("https://photoslibrary.googleapis.com/v1/mediaItems:batchCreate",json.Emit());
    if (http.LastMethodSuccess == false) {
        console.log(http.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Examine the response status code.  Success is indicated by a status code of 200.
    console.log("response status code: " + resp.StatusCode);

    json.Load(resp.BodyStr);
    json.EmitCompact = false;
    console.log(json.Emit());

    // Sample response:

    // {
    //   "newMediaItemResults": [
    //     {
    //       "uploadToken": "CAISiQMASsyg4M/x ... CIKFRzD3l8OpFJMRzMsd00D5w",
    //       "status": {
    //         "message": "OK"
    //       },
    //       "mediaItem": {
    //         "id": "AKcbugGwtCih2tdl3s1-NMvZFaco3W7XnRwvwtj02J9DJyl6JmrLZDVUFcxQl4AT04LaNrPpsrojeTsDSzOVOF5IgKefD0Y-MQ",
    //         "description": "Photo of Penguins",
    //         "productUrl": "https://photos.google.com/lr/photo/AKcbugGwtCih2tdl3s1-NMvZFaco3W7XnRwvwtj02J9DJyl6JmrLZDVUFcxQl4AT04LaNrPpsrojeTsDSzOVOF5IgKefD0Y-MQ",
    //         "mimeType": "image/jpeg",
    //         "mediaMetadata": {
    //           "creationTime": "2008-02-18T05:07:31Z",
    //           "width": "1024",
    //           "height": "768"
    //         },
    //         "filename": "penguins.jpg"
    //       }
    //     }
    //   ]
    // }

    // Use this online tool to generate parsing code from sample JSON: 
    // Generate Parsing Code from JSON

    var i;
    var count_i;
    var uploadToken;
    var statusMessage;
    var mediaItemId;
    var mediaItemDescription;
    var mediaItemProductUrl;
    var mediaItemMimeType;
    var mediaItemMediaMetadataCreationTime;
    var mediaItemMediaMetadataWidth;
    var mediaItemMediaMetadataHeight;
    var mediaItemFilename;

    i = 0;
    count_i = json.SizeOfArray("newMediaItemResults");
    while (i < count_i) {
        json.I = i;
        uploadToken = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].uploadToken");
        statusMessage = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].status.message");
        mediaItemId = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.id");
        mediaItemDescription = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.description");
        mediaItemProductUrl = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.productUrl");
        mediaItemMimeType = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.mimeType");
        mediaItemMediaMetadataCreationTime = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.mediaMetadata.creationTime");
        mediaItemMediaMetadataWidth = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.mediaMetadata.width");
        mediaItemMediaMetadataHeight = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.mediaMetadata.height");
        mediaItemFilename = json.StringOf("newMediaItemResults[i].mediaItem.filename");
        i = i+1;
    }


}

chilkatExample();

 

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