Rob Curtis Rob Curtis - 1 year ago 91
Python Question

What is the GCS equivalent of the blobstore "Create_upload_url"?

We currently use blobstore.create_upload_url to create upload urls to be used on the frontend see Uploading a blob.
However, with the push toward Google Cloud Storage (GCS) by Google, I'd like to use GCS instead of the blobstore. We use currently blobstore.create_upload_url but I can't find anything equivalent in the GCS documentation. Am I missing something? Is there a better way to upload files to GCS from the frontend?


Answer Source

If you will provide gs_bucket_name to blobstore.create_upload_url file will be stored in GCS instead of blobstore, this is described in official documentation: Using the Blobstore API with Google Cloud Storage


You can take a look at simple upload handler implementation made in webapp2

from google.appengine.ext import blobstore
from google.appengine.ext.webapp import blobstore_handlers
import webapp2
import cloudstorage as gcs

class Upload(blobstore_handlers.BlobstoreUploadHandler):
    """Upload handler
    To upload new file you need to follow those steps:

    1. send GET request to /upload to retrieve upload session URL
    2. send POST request to URL retrieved in step 1
    def post(self):
        """Copy uploaded files to provided bucket destination"""
        fileinfo = self.get_file_infos()[0]
        uploadpath = fileinfo.gs_object_name[3:]
        stat = gcs.stat(uploadpath)

        # remove auto generated filename from upload path 
        destpath = "/".join(stat.filename.split("/")[:-1])

        # copy file to desired location with proper filename 
        gcs.copy2(uploadpath, destpath)
        # remove file from uploadpath

    def get(self):
        """Returns URL to open upload session"""

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