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(Visual Basic 6.0) Google Contacts - Retrieve as JSON

Demonstrates how to retrieve Google Contacts as JSON.

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ActiveX for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

'  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

Dim jsonToken As New ChilkatJsonObject
Dim success As Long
success = jsonToken.LoadFile("qa_data/tokens/googleContacts.json")
If (success <> 1) Then
    Debug.Print "Failed to load googleContacts.json"
    Exit Sub
End If

Dim gAuth As New ChilkatAuthGoogle
gAuth.AccessToken = jsonToken.StringOf("access_token")

Dim rest As New ChilkatRest

'  Connect using TLS.
Dim bAutoReconnect As Long
bAutoReconnect = 1
success = rest.Connect("www.google.com",443,1,bAutoReconnect)

'  Provide the authentication credentials (i.e. the access token)
success = rest.SetAuthGoogle(gAuth)

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

'  To retrieve the contacts, we need to send the following:

'  	GET /m8/feeds/contacts/default/full
'  	GData-Version: 3.0

'  To get the contacts data in JSON format, set the "alt" query parameter to "json"
success = rest.AddQueryParam("alt","json")
success = rest.AddHeader("GData-Version","3.0")

Dim sbResponseBody As New ChilkatStringBuilder
success = rest.FullRequestNoBodySb("GET","/m8/feeds/contacts/default/full",sbResponseBody)
If (success <> 1) Then
    Debug.Print rest.LastErrorText
    Exit Sub
End If

'  A successful response will have a status code equal to 200.
If (rest.ResponseStatusCode <> 200) Then
    Debug.Print "response status code = " & rest.ResponseStatusCode
    Debug.Print "response status text = " & rest.ResponseStatusText
    Debug.Print "response header: " & rest.ResponseHeader
    Debug.Print "response body: " & sbResponseBody.GetAsString()
    Exit Sub
End If

'  If the 200 response was received, then the contacts JSON is contained
'  in the response body.
Dim json As New ChilkatJsonObject
success = json.LoadSb(sbResponseBody)
json.EmitCompact = 0

'  Save the pretty-printed JSON response to a file.
sbResponseBody.Clear 
success = json.EmitSb(sbResponseBody)
success = sbResponseBody.WriteFile("qa_output/google_contacts.json","utf-8",0)

'  Parse the Google Contacts JSON, and iterate over the contacts..
Dim totalResults As Long
totalResults = json.IntOf("feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t")
Dim startIndex As Long
startIndex = json.IntOf("feed.openSearch$startIndex.$t")
Dim itemsPerPage As Long
itemsPerPage = json.IntOf("feed.openSearch$itemsPerPage.$t")
Debug.Print "totalResults = " & totalResults
Debug.Print "startIndex = " & startIndex
Debug.Print "itemsPerPage = " & itemsPerPage

Dim numEntries As Long
numEntries = json.SizeOfArray("feed.entry")
Dim i As Long
i = 0
Do While i < numEntries
    json.I = i
    Debug.Print (i + 1) & " ----"
    Debug.Print "title: " & json.StringOf("feed.entry[i].title.$t")

    Dim fullName As String
    fullName = json.StringOf("feed.entry[i].gd$name.gd$fullName.$t")
    If (json.LastMethodSuccess = 1) Then
        Debug.Print "fullName: " & fullName
    End If

    '  There can be multiple email addresses, so it's stored as a JSON array..
    Dim numEmailAddresses As Long
    numEmailAddresses = json.SizeOfArray("feed.entry[i].gd$email")
    Dim j As Long
    j = 0
    Do While j < numEmailAddresses
        Dim emailAddress As String
        emailAddress = json.StringOf("feed.entry[i].gd$email[j].address")
        If (json.LastMethodSuccess = 1) Then
            Debug.Print "email address: " & emailAddress
        End If

        j = j + 1
    Loop

    i = i + 1
Loop

'  A sample Google Contacts JSON response:

'  	{
'  	  "version": "1.0",
'  	  "encoding": "UTF-8",
'  	  "feed": {
'  	    "xmlns": "http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom",
'  	    "xmlns$openSearch": "http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/",
'  	    "xmlns$gContact": "http://schemas.google.com/contact/2008",
'  	    "xmlns$batch": "http://schemas.google.com/gdata/batch",
'  	    "xmlns$gd": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005",
'  	    "gd$etag": "\"QHw5eTVSLyt7I2A9XRFaE0kNTwI.\"",
'  	    "id": {
'  	      "$t": "chilkat.support@gmail.com"
'  	    },
'  	    "updated": {
'  	      "$t": "2016-11-17T01:57:41.221Z"
'  	    },
'  	    "category": [
'  	      {
'  	        "scheme": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#kind",
'  	        "term": "http://schemas.google.com/contact/2008#contact"
'  	      }
'  	    ],
'  	    "title": {
'  	      "$t": "Chilkat Support's Contacts"
'  	    },
'  	    "link": [
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "alternate",
'  	        "type": "text/html",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/"
'  	      },
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed",
'  	        "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full"
'  	      },
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#post",
'  	        "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full"
'  	      },
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#batch",
'  	        "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full/batch"
'  	      },
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "self",
'  	        "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full?max-results=25&alt=json"
'  	      },
'  	      {
'  	        "rel": "next",
'  	        "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	        "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full?max-results=25&alt=json&start-index=26"
'  	      }
'  	    ],
'  	    "author": [
'  	      {
'  	        "name": {
'  	          "$t": "Chilkat Support"
'  	        },
'  	        "email": {
'  	          "$t": "chilkat.support@gmail.com"
'  	        }
'  	      }
'  	    ],
'  	    "generator": {
'  	      "version": "1.0",
'  	      "uri": "http://www.google.com/m8/feeds",
'  	      "$t": "Contacts"
'  	    },
'  	    "openSearch$totalResults": {
'  	      "$t": "350"
'  	    },
'  	    "openSearch$startIndex": {
'  	      "$t": "1"
'  	    },
'  	    "openSearch$itemsPerPage": {
'  	      "$t": "25"
'  	    },
'  	    "entry": [
'  	      {
'  	        "id": {
'  	          "$t": "http://www.google.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/base/0"
'  	        },
'  	        "gd$etag": "\"SX8zcTVSLyt7I2A9WxBXFU4MQwI.\"",
'  	        "updated": {
'  	          "$t": "2010-01-26T20:07:48.189Z"
'  	        },
'  	        "app$edited": {
'  	          "xmlns$app": "http://www.w3.org/2007/app",
'  	          "$t": "2010-01-26T20:07:48.189Z"
'  	        },
'  	        "category": [
'  	          {
'  	            "scheme": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#kind",
'  	            "term": "http://schemas.google.com/contact/2008#contact"
'  	          }
'  	        ],
'  	        "title": {
'  	          "$t": "Joe Sample"
'  	        },
'  	        "link": [
'  	          {
'  	            "rel": "http://schemas.google.com/contacts/2008/rel#photo",
'  	            "type": "image/*",
'  	            "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/photos/media/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/0"
'  	          },
'  	          {
'  	            "rel": "self",
'  	            "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	            "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full/0"
'  	          },
'  	          {
'  	            "rel": "edit",
'  	            "type": "application/atom+xml",
'  	            "href": "https://www.googleapis.com/m8/feeds/contacts/chilkat.support%40gmail.com/full/0"
'  	          }
'  	        ],
'  	        "gd$name": {
'  	          "gd$fullName": {
'  	            "$t": "Joe Sample"
'  	          },
'  	          "gd$givenName": {
'  	            "$t": "Joe"
'  	          },
'  	          "gd$familyName": {
'  	            "$t": "Sample"
'  	          }
'  	        },
'  	        "gd$email": [
'  	          {
'  	            "address": "somebody@gmail.com",
'  	            "primary": "true",
'  	            "rel": "http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#other"
'  	          }
'  	        ]
'  	      },
'  		... more entries ...
'  	}

 

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