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(Android™) Firebase GET - Reading Data

Demonstrates how to read parts of a Firebase JSON database. The data used in this example is at Chilkat Firebase Pigs Database, and is shown here:

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// Important: Don't forget to include the call to System.loadLibrary
// as shown at the bottom of this code sample.
package com.test;

import android.app.Activity;
import com.chilkatsoft.*;

import android.widget.TextView;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class SimpleActivity extends Activity {

  private static final String TAG = "Chilkat";

  // Called when the activity is first created.
  @Override
  public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

    //  Demonstrates how to read parts of a Firebase JSON database.

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

    //  This example assumes a JWT authentication token, if required, has been previously obtained.
    //  See Get Firebase Access Token from JSON Service Account Private Key for sample code.

    boolean success;

    //  Load the previously obtained Firebase access token into a string.
    CkFileAccess fac = new CkFileAccess();
    String accessToken = fac.readEntireTextFile("qa_data/tokens/firebaseToken.txt","utf-8");
    if (fac.get_LastMethodSuccess() != true) {
        Log.i(TAG, fac.lastErrorText());
        return;
        }

    CkRest rest = new CkRest();

    //  Make the initial connection (without sending a request yet).
    //  Once connected, any number of requests may be sent.  It is not necessary to explicitly
    //  call Connect before each request.
    success = rest.Connect("chilkat.firebaseio.com",443,true,true);
    if (success != true) {
        Log.i(TAG, rest.lastErrorText());
        return;
        }

    //  If authentication is required...
    CkAuthGoogle authGoogle = new CkAuthGoogle();
    authGoogle.put_AccessToken(accessToken);
    rest.SetAuthGoogle(authGoogle);

    //  Chilkat's sample data (pig-rescue data) is publicly readable at: https://chilkat.firebaseio.com/.json

    //  Let's get the animals with the shallow parameter so we can see how many pigs exist.
    String jsonResponse = rest.fullRequestNoBody("GET","/pig-rescue/animal.json?shallow=true");
    if (rest.get_LastMethodSuccess() != true) {
        Log.i(TAG, rest.lastErrorText());
        return;
        }

    //  The JSON returned should look like this:
    //  {"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiP":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiT":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiS":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiU":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiV":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiR":true,"-KI3bD-FU_Dake7sYOiQ":true}
    Log.i(TAG, jsonResponse);

    //  Parse the response so we can iterate over each pig in the database..
    CkStringBuilder piggyPath = new CkStringBuilder();
    CkJsonObject shallow = new CkJsonObject();
    CkJsonObject piggyData = new CkJsonObject();
    shallow.Load(jsonResponse);
    int count = shallow.get_Size();
    int i = 0;
    while (i < count) {

        //  Get each individual pig's data.
        piggyPath.Clear();
        piggyPath.Append("/pig-rescue/animal/");
        piggyPath.Append(shallow.nameAt(i));
        piggyPath.Append("/.json");

        String piggyJson = rest.fullRequestNoBody("GET",piggyPath.getAsString());
        if (rest.get_LastMethodSuccess() != true) {
            Log.i(TAG, rest.lastErrorText());
            return;
            }

        //  Show this piggy's data...
        //  An example of one pig's data is shown here:
        //  {"birth":"February, 1998","from":"Middle Ave.","gender":"F","in-date":"January, 2000",
        //    "name":"Molly II","picture":{"caption":"Molly in the Pasture","description":"Black pig","file":"molly_th.jpg"},
        //    "species":"pot belly pig","type":"Cathy's Herd"}
        Log.i(TAG, "---- " + String.valueOf(i) + " ----");
        Log.i(TAG, piggyJson);

        //  Let's get the pig's name, and the caption of the picture.
        piggyData.Load(piggyJson);
        Log.i(TAG, "name: " + piggyData.stringOf("name"));
        Log.i(TAG, "caption: " + piggyData.stringOf("picture.caption"));

        i = i + 1;
        }

    //  Note: In many of the Chilkat examples, you may notice strange ways
    //  of doing something that should be simpler and shorter.  For example,
    //  building the piggyPath (above) could've been written differently,
    //  with some simple string concatenation.
    // 
    //  The reason is that the Chilkat examples are written in a
    //  proprietary "example code" scripting language,
    //  and then automatically generated to each of the different programming
    //  languages you see on example-code.com.  The code generation is
    //  limited in what it can do.  For example, string concatentation
    //  is not yet a feature of the "example code" scripting language (as of May 2016),
    //  and therefore you won't see the use of a programming language's string
    //  concatentation operators in any example.
    // 

  }

  static {
      System.loadLibrary("chilkat");

      // Note: If the incorrect library name is passed to System.loadLibrary,
      // then you will see the following error message at application startup:
      //"The application <your-application-name> has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."
  }
}

 

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