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Google Drive Integration

Alooma can read and replicate all of the binary data in files from your Google Drive. This allows you to, for example, merge arbitrary data from Google Drive with client usage data in your data destination.

Connecting to Google Drive

Files in your Google Drive can be packaged and compressed using Tar or GZip, and can contain a variety of different file formats.

  1. Add your Google Drive input from Alooma's plumbing screen.

  2. Click the button to authenticate with your Google credentials.

  3. Give your input a name. The name will appear in the plumbing screen, and will name the events that the input emits.

  4. Provide the ID of the root folder.

    1. Find the ID by clicking on the folder and taking the last part of the URL, such as https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2kqcwp2ycGZanhSR3JmREw5VTV

    2. We’ll pull from this folder and all its children. Leave blank to pull all files.

  5. Optionally, define Filters to limit the pulled files, based on Google's filter documentation.

    • Note that we assume trashed=false.

  6. Define which files to import:

    1. All files will pull all the data from your container (for a given prefix, if defined above), and will continue to do so forever.

    2. A date span pulls files written between the given dates, inclusive. If you select the date span option and don't specify dates, the input will only pull files written after the input was created.

  7. Define the format of the files in your Google Drive from the list of our available file formats.

Keep the mapping mode to the default of OneClick if you'd like Alooma to automatically map the Google Drive file events directly to your data destination. Otherwise, they'll have to be mapped manually from the Mapper screen.

Note

If there are any null bytes in rows in your data, those rows will be discarded and will not appear in the Restream Queue.

If there are any null bytes in rows in your data, those rows will be discarded and will not appear in the Restream Queue.

That's it! You're ready to import your data from Google Drive into Alooma!

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