Microsoft365R is intended to be a simple yet powerful R interface to Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365), leveraging the facilities provided by the AzureGraph package. Currently it supports Microsoft Teams, Outlook, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive.
The primary repo for this package is at https://github.com/Azure/Microsoft365R; please submit issues and PRs there. It is also mirrored at the Cloudyr org at https://github.com/cloudyr/Microsoft365R. You can install the development version of the package with
The first time you call one of the Microsoft365R functions (see below), it will use your Internet browser to authenticate with Azure Active Directory, in a similar manner to other web apps. See app_registration.md for more details on the app registration and permissions requested. The "Authentication" vignette describes the authentication process in greater depth, including optional arguments and troubleshooting common problems.
Microsoft365R defines a number of top-level client functions to access the individual Microsoft 365 services. Below are some simple code examples that show how to use the package. For more information, see the vignettes for the individual services.
To access your personal OneDrive call
get_personal_onedrive(), and to access OneDrive for Business, call
get_business_onedrive(). These return an R6 client object of class
ms_drive, which has methods for working with files and folders. `
od <- get_personal_onedrive() odb <- get_business_onedrive() # list files and folders od$list_items() od$list_items("Documents") # upload and download files od$upload_file("somedata.xlsx") od$download_file("Documents/myfile.docx") # create a folder od$create_folder("Documents/newfolder") # open a document for editing in Word Online od$open_item("Documents/myfile.docx")
To access a SharePoint site, use the
get_sharepoint_site() function and provide the site name, URL or ID. You can also list the sites you're following with
list_sharepoint_sites() site <- get_sharepoint_site("My site") # document libraries site$list_drives() # default document library drv <- site$get_drive() # a drive has the same methods as for OneDrive above drv$list_items() drv$open_item("teamproject/plan.xlsx") # lists site$get_lists() lst <- site$get_list("my-list") # return the items in the list as a data frame lst$list_items()
To access a team in Microsoft Teams, use the
get_team() function and provide the team name or ID. You can also list the teams you're in with
list_teams(). These return objects of R6 class
ms_team which has methods for working with channels; in turn, a channel has methods for working with messages and transferring files.
list_teams() team <- get_team("My team") # associated SharePoint site and drive team$get_drive() team$get_sharepoint_site() # channels team$list_channels() chan <- team$get_channel("General") # messages chan$list_messages() chan$send_message("Hello from R", attachments="hello.md") msg <- chan$get_message("msg-id") msg$send_reply("Reply from R") # files: similar methods to OneDrive chan$list_files() chan$download_file("myfile.docx")
Microsoft365R supports sending, receiving and managing emails in Outlook. Use the
get_personal_outlook() method to access your emails for your personal account, and
get_business_outlook() for your work or school account. Emails can optionally be composed using either the blastula or emayili packages.
outl <- get_personal_outlook() outlb <- get_business_outlook() # compose an email with blastula library(blastula) bl_body <- "## Hello! This is an email message that was generated by the blastula package. We can use **Markdown** formatting with the `md()` function. Cheers, The blastula team" bl_em <- compose_email( body=md(bl_body), footer=md("sent via Microsoft365R") ) em <- outl$create_email(bl_em, subject="Hello from R", to="email@example.com") # add an attachment and send it em$add_attachment("mydocument.docx") em$send() # list the most recent emails in your inbox emlst <- outl$list_emails() # reply to the most recent email emlst[]$ create_reply("Replying from R")$ send()
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