ms_drive: Personal OneDrive or SharePoint document library

Description Format Fields Methods Initialization File and folder operations Shared items List methods See Also Examples

Description

Class representing a personal OneDrive or SharePoint document library.

Format

An R6 object of class ms_drive, inheriting from ms_object.

Fields

Methods

Initialization

Creating new objects of this class should be done via the get_drive methods of the ms_graph, az_user or ms_site classes. Calling the new() method for this class only constructs the R object; it does not call the Microsoft Graph API to retrieve or create the actual drive.

File and folder operations

This class exposes methods for carrying out common operations on files and folders. They call down to the corresponding methods for the ms_drive_item class. In this context, any paths to child items are relative to the root folder of the drive.

open_item opens the given file or folder in your browser. If the file has an unrecognised type, most browsers will attempt to download it.

list_items(path, info, full_names, pagesize) lists the items under the specified path.

list_files is a synonym for list_items.

download_file and upload_file transfer files between the local machine and the drive. For download_file, the default destination folder is the current (working) directory of your R session. For upload_file, there is no default destination folder; make sure you specify the destination explicitly.

create_folder creates a folder with the specified path. Trying to create an already existing folder is an error.

create_share_link(path, type, expiry, password, scope) returns a shareable link to the item.

delete_item deletes a file or folder. By default, it will ask for confirmation first.

get_item retrieves the file or folder with the given path, as an object of class ms_drive_item.

get_item_properties is a convenience function that returns the properties of a file or folder as a list.

set_item_properties sets the properties of a file or folder. The new properties should be specified as individual named arguments to the method. Any existing properties that aren't listed as arguments will retain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other properties, as appropriate. You can also call the update method on the corresponding ms_drive_item object.

Shared items

The list_shared_items method lists the files and folders that have been shared with you. This is similar to list_items, modified to handle the fact that the listed items reside on another drive or document library. The arguments are:

The returned object will contain a list of drive items, that you can use to access the shared files/folders. If info is "item", the returned object is the list; if "partial" or "all" it is the remoteItem column in the data frame.

list_shared_files is a synonym for list_shared_items.

List methods

All list_* methods have filter and n arguments to limit the number of results. The former should be an OData expression as a string to filter the result set on. The latter should be a number setting the maximum number of (filtered) results to return. The default values are filter=NULL and n=Inf. If n=NULL, the ms_graph_pager iterator object is returned instead to allow manual iteration over the results.

Support in the underlying Graph API for OData queries is patchy. Not all endpoints that return lists of objects support filtering, and if they do, they may not allow all of the defined operators. If your filtering expression results in an error, you can carry out the operation without filtering and then filter the results on the client side.

See Also

get_personal_onedrive, get_business_onedrive, ms_site, ms_drive_item

Microsoft Graph overview, OneDrive API reference

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## Not run: 

# personal OneDrive
mydrv <- get_personal_onedrive()

# OneDrive for Business
busdrv <- get_business_onedrive("mycompany")

# shared document library for a SharePoint site
site <- get_sharepoint_site("My site")
drv <- site$get_drive()

## file/folder operationss
drv$list_files()
drv$list_files("path/to/folder", full_names=TRUE)

# download a file -- default destination filename is taken from the source
drv$download_file("path/to/folder/data.csv")

# shareable links
drv$create_share_link("myfile")
drv$create_share_link("myfile", type="edit", expiry="24 hours")
drv$create_share_link("myfile", password="Use-strong-passwords!")

# file metadata (name, date created, etc)
drv$get_item_properties("myfile")

# rename a file
drv$set_item_properties("myfile", name="newname")

# accessing shared files
shared_df <- drv$list_shared_items()
shared_df$remoteItem[[1]]$open()
shared_items <- drv$list_shared_items(info="items")
shared_items[[1]]$open()


## End(Not run)

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