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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Download File with the Google Drive API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Download File action
    1. Connect your Google Drive account
    2. Optional- Select a Drive
    3. Select a File
    4. Configure Destination File Path
    5. Optional- Select a Conversion Format
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, source-available component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Download File on Google Drive
Description:Download a file. [See the documentation](https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/manage-downloads) for more information
Version:0.1.5
Key:google_drive-download-file

Code

import googleDrive from "../../google_drive.app.mjs";
import fs from "fs";
import stream from "stream";
import { promisify } from "util";
import { GOOGLE_DRIVE_MIME_TYPE_PREFIX } from "../../common/constants.mjs";
import googleWorkspaceExportFormats from "../google-workspace-export-formats.mjs";
import { toSingleLineString } from "../../common/utils.mjs";

/**
 * Uses Google Drive API to download files to a `filePath` in the /tmp
 * directory.
 *
 * Use `files.export` for Google Workspace files types (e.g.,
 * `application/vnd.google-apps.document`) and `files.get` for other file types,
 * as per the [Download files API guide](https://bit.ly/2ZbJvcn).
 */
export default {
  key: "google_drive-download-file",
  name: "Download File",
  description: "Download a file. [See the documentation](https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/manage-downloads) for more information",
  version: "0.1.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDrive,
    drive: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "watchedDrive",
      ],
      optional: true,
    },
    fileId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "fileId",
        (c) => ({
          drive: c.drive,
        }),
      ],
      description: "The file to download",
    },
    filePath: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Destination File Path",
      description: toSingleLineString(`
        The destination file name or path [in the \`/tmp\`
        directory](https://pipedream.com/docs/workflows/steps/code/nodejs/working-with-files/#the-tmp-directory)
        (e.g., \`/tmp/myFile.csv\`)
      `),
    },
    mimeType: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Conversion Format",
      description: toSingleLineString(`
        The format to which to convert the downloaded file if it is a [Google Workspace
        document](https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/ref-export-formats)
      `),
      optional: true,
      async options() {
        const fileId = this.fileId;
        if (!fileId) {
          return googleWorkspaceExportFormats;
        }
        let file, exportFormats;
        try {
          ([
            file,
            exportFormats,
          ] = await Promise.all([
            this.googleDrive.getFile(fileId, {
              fields: "mimeType",
            }),
            this.googleDrive.getExportFormats(),
          ]));
        } catch (err) {
          return googleWorkspaceExportFormats;
        }
        const mimeTypes = exportFormats[file.mimeType];
        if (!mimeTypes) {
          return [];
        }
        return exportFormats[file.mimeType].map((f) =>
          googleWorkspaceExportFormats.find(
            (format) => format.value === f,
          ) ?? f);
      },
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    // Get file metadata to get file's MIME type
    const fileMetadata = await this.googleDrive.getFile(this.fileId, {
      fields: "name,mimeType",
    });
    const mimeType = fileMetadata.mimeType;

    const isWorkspaceDocument = mimeType.includes(GOOGLE_DRIVE_MIME_TYPE_PREFIX);
    if (isWorkspaceDocument && !this.mimeType) {
      throw new Error("Conversion Format is required when File is a Google Workspace Document");
    }
    // Download file
    // If `mimeType` is a Google MIME type, use `downloadWorkspaceFile`. Otherwise, use `getFile`.
    // See https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/mime-types for a list of Google MIME types.
    // Google Workspace format to MIME type map:
    // https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/ref-export-formats
    const file = isWorkspaceDocument
      ? await this.googleDrive.downloadWorkspaceFile(this.fileId, {
        mimeType: this.mimeType,
      })
      : await this.googleDrive.getFile(this.fileId, {
        alt: "media",
      });

    // Stream file to `filePath`
    const pipeline = promisify(stream.pipeline);
    const filePath = this.filePath.includes("tmp/")
      ? this.filePath
      : `/tmp/${this.filePath}`;
    await pipeline(file, fs.createWriteStream(filePath));
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully downloaded the file, "${fileMetadata.name}"`);
    return  {
      fileMetadata,
      filePath,
    };
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Google DrivegoogleDriveappThis component uses the Google Drive app.
DrivedrivestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
FilefileIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Destination File PathfilePathstring

The destination file name or path in the /tmp directory (e.g., /tmp/myFile.csv)

Conversion FormatmimeTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Authentication

Google Drive uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Drive account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Drive and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Drive API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drivehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.readonly

About Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which allows you to create and share your work online, and access your documents from anywhere.

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