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(Objective-C) Download Binary File to In-Memory Bytes

This example demonstrates how to download the binary content of a file from Google Drive directly into local memory.

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#import <CkoAuthGoogle.h>
#import <CkoRest.h>
#import <CkoCache.h>
#import <NSString.h>
#import <CkoStringBuilder.h>
#import <CkoFileAccess.h>

BOOL success = YES;

//  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.

CkoAuthGoogle *gAuth = [[CkoAuthGoogle alloc] init];
gAuth.AccessToken = @"GOOGLE-DRIVE-ACCESS-TOKEN";

CkoRest *rest = [[CkoRest alloc] init];

//  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.
BOOL bAutoReconnect = YES;
success = [rest Connect: @"www.googleapis.com" port: [NSNumber numberWithInt: 443] tls: YES 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.
CkoCache *gdCache = [[CkoCache alloc] init];
gdCache.Level = [NSNumber numberWithInt:0];
[gdCache AddRoot: @"C:/ckCache/googleDrive"];

NSString *fileId = [gdCache FetchText: @"testFolder/abc/123/penguins.jpg"];
if (gdCache.LastMethodSuccess != YES) {
    NSLog(@"%@",@"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.
CkoStringBuilder *sbPath = [[CkoStringBuilder alloc] init];
[sbPath Append: @"/drive/v3/files/"];
[sbPath Append: fileId];
[rest AddQueryParam: @"alt" value: @"media"];

//  To download to memory, we'll send the request in one call, then receive
//  the response header, and then the response body.
//  If the response header indicates failure or an unexpected response, then the
//  body is not the data we desire.

//  First send the HTTP request.
success = [rest SendReqNoBody: @"GET" uriPath: [sbPath GetAsString]];
if (success != YES) {
    NSLog(@"%@",rest.LastErrorText);
    return;
}

//  Get the response header.
int statusCode = [[rest ReadResponseHeader] intValue];
if (statusCode != 200) {
    NSLog(@"%@%d",@"response status code = ",[rest.ResponseStatusCode intValue]);
    NSLog(@"%@%@",@"response status text = ",rest.ResponseStatusText);
    NSLog(@"%@%@",@"response header: ",rest.ResponseHeader);

    //  Read the response body (which should be error text or HTML)
    NSString *errResponseBody = [rest ReadRespBodyString];
    if (rest.LastMethodSuccess == YES) {
        NSLog(@"%@%@",@"response body: ",errResponseBody);
    }

    return;
}

//  Read the response body, which should contain the file data.
NSData jpgBytes;
jpgBytes = [rest ReadRespBodyBinary];
if (rest.LastMethodSuccess != YES) {
    NSLog(@"%@",rest.LastErrorText);
    return;
}

//  Save jpgBytes to a file so we can examine the file to verify that it worked.
CkoFileAccess *fac = [[CkoFileAccess alloc] init];
[fac WriteEntireFile: @"qa_output/penguins_out.jpg" fileData: jpgBytes];

NSLog(@"%@",@"File downloaded.");
 

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