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(Swift 3/4) Download File (Stream to Local Filesystem)

This example demonstrates how to download the content of a file from Google Drive. The file is streamed to the local filesystem.

Chilkat Downloads for the Swift Programming Language

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iOS Objective-C/Swift Libs

func chilkatTest() {
    var success: Bool = 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.

    let gAuth = CkoAuthGoogle()!
    gAuth.accessToken = "GOOGLE-DRIVE-ACCESS-TOKEN"

    let rest = CkoRest()!

    //  Connect using TLS.
    //  A single REST object, once connected, can be used for many Google Drive REST API calls.
    //  The auto-reconnect indicates that if the already-established HTTPS connection is closed,
    //  then it will be automatically re-established as needed.
    var bAutoReconnect: Bool = true
    success = rest.connect("www.googleapis.com", port: 443, tls: true, autoReconnect: bAutoReconnect)

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

    //  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    //  To download a file, we must know the file ID.
    //  In a previous example (see Build Local Metadata Cache
    //  we built a local cache to make it easy to lookup file IDs given a file path.
    //  Let's say we want to download "testFolder/abc/123/penguins.jpg".
    //  First we lookup the fileId in the cache.  With the fileId, we can download the file.
    let gdCache = CkoCache()!
    gdCache.level = 0
    gdCache.addRoot("C:/ckCache/googleDrive")

    var fileId: String? = gdCache.fetchText("testFolder/abc/123/penguins.jpg")
    if gdCache.lastMethodSuccess != true {
        print("Filepath not found in cache.")
        return
    }

    //  We need to send a GET request like this:
    //  GET https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v3/files/fileId?alt=media
    //  The fileId is part of the path.
    let sbPath = CkoStringBuilder()!
    sbPath.append("/drive/v3/files/")
    sbPath.append(fileId)
    rest.addQueryParam("alt", value: "media")

    //  Create a stream object with a SinkFile set to the path where the downloaded file will go.
    let fileStream = CkoStream()!
    fileStream.sinkFile = "qa_output/penguins.jpg"
    //  Indicate that the response body should stream directly to fileStream,
    //  but only if the response status is 200.
    rest.setResponseBodyStream(200, autoSetStreamCharset: true, responseStream: fileStream)

    //  Download the file, streaming the content to the SinkFile.
    var jsonResponse: String? = rest.fullRequestNoBody("GET", uriPath: sbPath.getAsString())
    if rest.lastMethodSuccess != true {
        print("\(rest.lastErrorText!)")
        return
    }

    //  A successful response will have a status code equal to 200.
    if rest.responseStatusCode.intValue != 200 {
        print("response status code = \(rest.responseStatusCode.intValue)")
        print("response status text = \(rest.responseStatusText!)")
        print("response header: \(rest.responseHeader!)")
        return
    }

    print("File downloaded.")

}

 

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