Export FHIR resources to Cloud Storage

Export resources from an FHIR store to Cloud Storage.

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import (

	healthcare "google.golang.org/api/healthcare/v1"

// exportFHIRResource exports the resources in the FHIR store.
func exportFHIRResource(w io.Writer, projectID, location, datasetID, fhirStoreID, gcsURIPrefix string) error {
	ctx := context.Background()

	healthcareService, err := healthcare.NewService(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("healthcare.NewService: %v", err)

	storesService := healthcareService.Projects.Locations.Datasets.FhirStores

	name := fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/fhirStores/%s", projectID, location, datasetID, fhirStoreID)
	req := &healthcare.ExportResourcesRequest{
		GcsDestination: &healthcare.GoogleCloudHealthcareV1FhirGcsDestination{
			UriPrefix: gcsURIPrefix,

	op, err := storesService.Export(name, req).Do()
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("Export: %v", err)

	operationsService := healthcareService.Projects.Locations.Datasets.Operations
	ticker := time.NewTicker(1 * time.Second)
	defer ticker.Stop()
	for {
		select {
		case <-ctx.Done():
			return ctx.Err()
		case <-ticker.C:
			newOp, err := operationsService.Get(op.Name).Do()
			if err != nil {
				return fmt.Errorf("operationsService.Get(%q): %v", op.Name, err)
			if newOp.Done {
				if newOp.Error != nil {
					return fmt.Errorf("export operation %q completed with error: %v", op.Name, newOp.Error)
				return nil


import com.google.api.client.http.HttpRequestInitializer;
import com.google.api.client.http.javanet.NetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.JsonFactory;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.CloudHealthcare;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.CloudHealthcare.Projects.Locations.Datasets.FhirStores;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.CloudHealthcareScopes;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.model.ExportResourcesRequest;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.model.GoogleCloudHealthcareV1FhirGcsDestination;
import com.google.api.services.healthcare.v1.model.Operation;
import com.google.auth.http.HttpCredentialsAdapter;
import com.google.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredentials;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.Collections;

public class FhirStoreExport {
  private static final String FHIR_NAME = "projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/fhirStores/%s";
  private static final JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = new JacksonFactory();
  private static final NetHttpTransport HTTP_TRANSPORT = new NetHttpTransport();

  public static void fhirStoreExport(String fhirStoreName, String gcsUri) throws IOException {
    // String fhirStoreName =
    //    String.format(
    //        FHIR_NAME, "your-project-id", "your-region-id", "your-dataset-id", "your-fhir-id");
    // String gcsUri = "gs://your-bucket-id/path/to/destination/dir"

    // Initialize the client, which will be used to interact with the service.
    CloudHealthcare client = createClient();

    // Configure where the store will be exported too.
    GoogleCloudHealthcareV1FhirGcsDestination gcsDestination =
        new GoogleCloudHealthcareV1FhirGcsDestination().setUriPrefix(gcsUri);
    ExportResourcesRequest exportRequest =
        new ExportResourcesRequest().setGcsDestination(gcsDestination);

    // Create request and configure any parameters.
    FhirStores.Export request =
        client.projects().locations().datasets().fhirStores().export(fhirStoreName, exportRequest);

    // Execute the request, wait for the operation to complete, and process the results.
    try {
      Operation operation = request.execute();
      while (operation.getDone() == null || !operation.getDone()) {
        // Update the status of the operation with another request.
        Thread.sleep(500); // Pause for 500ms between requests.
        operation =
      System.out.println("Fhir store export complete." + operation.getResponse());
    } catch (Exception ex) {
      System.out.printf("Error during request execution: %s", ex.toString());

  private static CloudHealthcare createClient() throws IOException {
    // Use Application Default Credentials (ADC) to authenticate the requests
    // For more information see https://cloud.google.com/docs/authentication/production
    GoogleCredentials credential =

    // Create a HttpRequestInitializer, which will provide a baseline configuration to all requests.
    HttpRequestInitializer requestInitializer =
        request -> {
          new HttpCredentialsAdapter(credential).initialize(request);
          request.setConnectTimeout(60000); // 1 minute connect timeout
          request.setReadTimeout(60000); // 1 minute read timeout

    // Build the client for interacting with the service.
    return new CloudHealthcare.Builder(HTTP_TRANSPORT, JSON_FACTORY, requestInitializer)


const google = require('@googleapis/healthcare');
const healthcare = google.healthcare({
  version: 'v1',
  auth: new google.auth.GoogleAuth({
    scopes: ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform'],
const sleep = ms => {
  return new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, ms));

const exportFhirResourcesGcs = async () => {
  // TODO(developer): uncomment these lines before running the sample
  // const cloudRegion = 'us-central1';
  // const projectId = 'adjective-noun-123';
  // const datasetId = 'my-dataset';
  // const fhirStoreId = 'my-fhir-store';
  // const gcsUri = 'my-bucket/my-directory'
  const name = `projects/${projectId}/locations/${cloudRegion}/datasets/${datasetId}/fhirStores/${fhirStoreId}`;
  const request = {
    resource: {
      gcsDestination: {
        // The destination location in Cloud Storage for the FHIR resources
        uriPrefix: `gs://${gcsUri}`,

  const operation =
    await healthcare.projects.locations.datasets.fhirStores.export(request);
  const operationName = operation.data.name;

  // Wait ten seconds for the LRO to finish
  await sleep(10000);

  // Check the LRO's status
  const operationStatus =
    await healthcare.projects.locations.datasets.operations.get({
      name: operationName,

  if (typeof operationStatus.data.metadata.counter !== 'undefined') {
    console.log('Exported FHIR resources successfully');
  } else {
    console.log('Export failed');



def export_fhir_store_gcs(project_id, location, dataset_id, fhir_store_id, gcs_uri):
    """Export resources to a Google Cloud Storage bucket by copying
    them from the FHIR store.

    See https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/python-docs-samples/tree/main/healthcare/api-client/v1/fhir
    before running the sample."""
    # Imports the Google API Discovery Service.
    from googleapiclient import discovery

    api_version = "v1"
    service_name = "healthcare"
    # Instantiates an authorized API client by discovering the Healthcare API
    # and using GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable.
    client = discovery.build(service_name, api_version)

    # TODO(developer): Uncomment these lines and replace with your values.
    # project_id = 'my-project'  # replace with your GCP project ID
    # location = 'us-central1'  # replace with the parent dataset's location
    # dataset_id = 'my-dataset'  # replace with the parent dataset's ID
    # fhir_store_id = 'my-fhir-store' # replace with the FHIR store ID
    # gcs_uri = 'my-bucket' # replace with a Cloud Storage bucket
    fhir_store_parent = "projects/{}/locations/{}/datasets/{}".format(
        project_id, location, dataset_id
    fhir_store_name = "{}/fhirStores/{}".format(fhir_store_parent, fhir_store_id)

    body = {"gcsDestination": {"uriPrefix": "gs://{}/fhir_export".format(gcs_uri)}}

    request = (
        .export(name=fhir_store_name, body=body)

    response = request.execute()
    print("Exported FHIR resources to bucket: gs://{}".format(gcs_uri))

    return response

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