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google drive api implementation in python-flask framework
# Flask Drive Example App
# @author Prahlad Yeri <>
# @date 30-12-2016
# Dependency:
# 1. pip install flask google-api-python-client
# 2. make sure you have client_id.json in this same directory.
import os
import flask
import httplib2
from apiclient import discovery
from apiclient.http import MediaIoBaseDownload, MediaFileUpload
from oauth2client import client
from oauth2client import tools
from oauth2client.file import Storage
app = flask.Flask(__name__)
def index():
credentials = get_credentials()
if credentials == False:
return flask.redirect(flask.url_for('oauth2callback'))
elif credentials.access_token_expired:
return flask.redirect(flask.url_for('oauth2callback'))
print('now calling fetch')
all_files = fetch("'root' in parents and mimeType = 'application/'", sort='modifiedTime desc')
s = ""
for file in all_files:
s += "%s, %s<br>" % (file['name'],file['id'])
return s
def oauth2callback():
flow = client.flow_from_clientsecrets('client_id.json',
redirect_uri=flask.url_for('oauth2callback', _external=True)) # access drive api using developer credentials
flow.params['include_granted_scopes'] = 'true'
if 'code' not in flask.request.args:
auth_uri = flow.step1_get_authorize_url()
return flask.redirect(auth_uri)
auth_code = flask.request.args.get('code')
credentials = flow.step2_exchange(auth_code)
open('credentials.json','w').write(credentials.to_json()) # write access token to credentials.json locally
return flask.redirect(flask.url_for('index'))
def get_credentials():
credential_path = 'credentials.json'
store = Storage(credential_path)
credentials = store.get()
if not credentials or credentials.invalid:
print("Credentials not found.")
return False
print("Credentials fetched successfully.")
return credentials
def fetch(query, sort='modifiedTime desc'):
credentials = get_credentials()
http = credentials.authorize(httplib2.Http())
service ='drive', 'v3', http=http)
results = service.files().list(
q=query,orderBy=sort,pageSize=10,fields="nextPageToken, files(id, name)").execute()
items = results.get('files', [])
return items
def download_file(file_id, output_file):
credentials = get_credentials()
http = credentials.authorize(httplib2.Http())
service ='drive', 'v3', http=http)
#file_id = '0BwwA4oUTeiV1UVNwOHItT0xfa2M'
request = service.files().export_media(fileId=file_id,mimeType='application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet')
#request = service.files().get_media(fileId=file_id)
fh = open(output_file,'wb') #io.BytesIO()
downloader = MediaIoBaseDownload(fh, request)
done = False
while done is False:
status, done = downloader.next_chunk()
#print ("Download %d%%." % int(status.progress() * 100))
#return fh
def update_file(file_id, local_file):
credentials = get_credentials()
http = credentials.authorize(httplib2.Http())
service ='drive', 'v3', http=http)
# First retrieve the file from the API.
file = service.files().get(fileId=file_id).execute()
# File's new content.
media_body = MediaFileUpload(local_file, resumable=True)
# Send the request to the API.
updated_file = service.files().update(
if __name__ == '__main__':
if os.path.exists('client_id.json') == False:
print('Client secrets file (client_id.json) not found in the app path.')
import uuid
app.secret_key = str(uuid.uuid4())
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