Storage Insights API C++ Client Library

An idiomatic C++ client library for the Storage Insights API, a service that creates and manages inventory reports to help you manage your object storage at scale.

While this library is GA, please note that the Google Cloud C++ client libraries do not follow Semantic Versioning.


The following shows the code that you'll run in the google/cloud/storageinsights/quickstart/ directory, which should give you a taste of the Storage Insights API C++ client library API.

#include "google/cloud/storageinsights/v1/storage_insights_client.h"
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) try {
  if (argc != 3) {
    std::cerr << "Usage: " << argv[0] << " project-id location-id\n";
    return 1;

  namespace storageinsights = ::google::cloud::storageinsights_v1;
  auto client = storageinsights::StorageInsightsClient(

  auto const parent =
      std::string{"projects/"} + argv[1] + "/locations/" + argv[2];
  for (auto rc : client.ListReportConfigs(parent)) {
    if (!rc) throw std::move(rc).status();
    std::cout << rc->DebugString() << "\n";

  return 0;
} catch (google::cloud::Status const& status) {
  std::cerr << "google::cloud::Status thrown: " << status << "\n";
  return 1;

Main classes

The main class in this library is storageinsights_v1::StorageInsightsClient. All RPCs are exposed as member functions of this class. Other classes provide helpers, configuration parameters, and infrastructure to mock storageinsights_v1::StorageInsightsClient when testing your application.

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