Get an object's metadata

Retrieve metadata of an object in a Cloud Storage bucket.

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Code sample

C#

For more information, see the Cloud Storage C# API reference documentation.


using Google.Cloud.Storage.V1;
using System;

public class GetMetadataSample
{
    public Google.Apis.Storage.v1.Data.Object GetMetadata(
        string bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name",
        string objectName = "your-object-name")
    {
        var storage = StorageClient.Create();
        var storageObject = storage.GetObject(bucketName, objectName, new GetObjectOptions { Projection = Projection.Full });
        Console.WriteLine($"Bucket:\t{storageObject.Bucket}");
        Console.WriteLine($"CacheControl:\t{storageObject.CacheControl}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ComponentCount:\t{storageObject.ComponentCount}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ContentDisposition:\t{storageObject.ContentDisposition}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ContentEncoding:\t{storageObject.ContentEncoding}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ContentLanguage:\t{storageObject.ContentLanguage}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ContentType:\t{storageObject.ContentType}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Crc32c:\t{storageObject.Crc32c}");
        Console.WriteLine($"ETag:\t{storageObject.ETag}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Generation:\t{storageObject.Generation}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Id:\t{storageObject.Id}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Kind:\t{storageObject.Kind}");
        Console.WriteLine($"KmsKeyName:\t{storageObject.KmsKeyName}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Md5Hash:\t{storageObject.Md5Hash}");
        Console.WriteLine($"MediaLink:\t{storageObject.MediaLink}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Metageneration:\t{storageObject.Metageneration}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Name:\t{storageObject.Name}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Size:\t{storageObject.Size}");
        Console.WriteLine($"StorageClass:\t{storageObject.StorageClass}");
        Console.WriteLine($"TimeCreated:\t{storageObject.TimeCreated}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Updated:\t{storageObject.Updated}");
        bool eventBasedHold = storageObject.EventBasedHold ?? false;
        Console.WriteLine("Event-based hold enabled? {0}", eventBasedHold);
        bool temporaryHold = storageObject.TemporaryHold ?? false;
        Console.WriteLine("Temporary hold enabled? {0}", temporaryHold);
        Console.WriteLine($"RetentionExpirationTime\t{storageObject.RetentionExpirationTime}");
        if (storageObject.Metadata != null)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Metadata: ");
            foreach (var metadata in storageObject.Metadata)
            {
                Console.WriteLine($"{metadata.Key}:\t{metadata.Value}");
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine($"CustomTime:\t{storageObject.CustomTime}");
        return storageObject;
    }
}

C++

For more information, see the Cloud Storage C++ API reference documentation.

namespace gcs = google::cloud::storage;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](gcs::Client client, std::string const& bucket_name,
   std::string const& object_name) {
  StatusOr<gcs::ObjectMetadata> object_metadata =
      client.GetObjectMetadata(bucket_name, object_name);

  if (!object_metadata) {
    throw std::runtime_error(object_metadata.status().message());
  }

  std::cout << "The metadata for object " << object_metadata->name()
            << " in bucket " << object_metadata->bucket() << " is "
            << *object_metadata << "\n";
}

Go

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"
	"time"

	"cloud.google.com/go/storage"
)

// getMetadata prints all of the object attributes.
func getMetadata(w io.Writer, bucket, object string) (*storage.ObjectAttrs, error) {
	// bucket := "bucket-name"
	// object := "object-name"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := storage.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("storage.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(ctx, time.Second*10)
	defer cancel()

	o := client.Bucket(bucket).Object(object)
	attrs, err := o.Attrs(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("Object(%q).Attrs: %v", object, err)
	}
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Bucket: %v\n", attrs.Bucket)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "CacheControl: %v\n", attrs.CacheControl)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "ContentDisposition: %v\n", attrs.ContentDisposition)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "ContentEncoding: %v\n", attrs.ContentEncoding)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "ContentLanguage: %v\n", attrs.ContentLanguage)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "ContentType: %v\n", attrs.ContentType)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Crc32c: %v\n", attrs.CRC32C)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Generation: %v\n", attrs.Generation)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "KmsKeyName: %v\n", attrs.KMSKeyName)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Md5Hash: %v\n", attrs.MD5)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "MediaLink: %v\n", attrs.MediaLink)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Metageneration: %v\n", attrs.Metageneration)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Name: %v\n", attrs.Name)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Size: %v\n", attrs.Size)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "StorageClass: %v\n", attrs.StorageClass)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "TimeCreated: %v\n", attrs.Created)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Updated: %v\n", attrs.Updated)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Event-based hold enabled? %t\n", attrs.EventBasedHold)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Temporary hold enabled? %t\n", attrs.TemporaryHold)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Retention expiration time %v\n", attrs.RetentionExpirationTime)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Custom time %v\n", attrs.CustomTime)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "\n\nMetadata\n")
	for key, value := range attrs.Metadata {
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "\t%v = %v\n", key, value)
	}
	return attrs, nil
}

Java

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.storage.Blob;
import com.google.cloud.storage.Storage;
import com.google.cloud.storage.StorageException;
import com.google.cloud.storage.StorageOptions;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Map;

public class GetObjectMetadata {
  public static void getObjectMetadata(String projectId, String bucketName, String blobName)
      throws StorageException {
    // The ID of your GCP project
    // String projectId = "your-project-id";

    // The ID of your GCS bucket
    // String bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name";

    // The ID of your GCS object
    // String objectName = "your-object-name";

    Storage storage = StorageOptions.newBuilder().setProjectId(projectId).build().getService();

    // Select all fields
    // Fields can be selected individually e.g. Storage.BlobField.CACHE_CONTROL
    Blob blob =
        storage.get(bucketName, blobName, Storage.BlobGetOption.fields(Storage.BlobField.values()));

    // Print blob metadata
    System.out.println("Bucket: " + blob.getBucket());
    System.out.println("CacheControl: " + blob.getCacheControl());
    System.out.println("ComponentCount: " + blob.getComponentCount());
    System.out.println("ContentDisposition: " + blob.getContentDisposition());
    System.out.println("ContentEncoding: " + blob.getContentEncoding());
    System.out.println("ContentLanguage: " + blob.getContentLanguage());
    System.out.println("ContentType: " + blob.getContentType());
    System.out.println("CustomTime: " + blob.getCustomTime());
    System.out.println("Crc32c: " + blob.getCrc32c());
    System.out.println("Crc32cHexString: " + blob.getCrc32cToHexString());
    System.out.println("ETag: " + blob.getEtag());
    System.out.println("Generation: " + blob.getGeneration());
    System.out.println("Id: " + blob.getBlobId());
    System.out.println("KmsKeyName: " + blob.getKmsKeyName());
    System.out.println("Md5Hash: " + blob.getMd5());
    System.out.println("Md5HexString: " + blob.getMd5ToHexString());
    System.out.println("MediaLink: " + blob.getMediaLink());
    System.out.println("Metageneration: " + blob.getMetageneration());
    System.out.println("Name: " + blob.getName());
    System.out.println("Size: " + blob.getSize());
    System.out.println("StorageClass: " + blob.getStorageClass());
    System.out.println("TimeCreated: " + new Date(blob.getCreateTime()));
    System.out.println("Last Metadata Update: " + new Date(blob.getUpdateTime()));
    Boolean temporaryHoldIsEnabled = (blob.getTemporaryHold() != null && blob.getTemporaryHold());
    System.out.println("temporaryHold: " + (temporaryHoldIsEnabled ? "enabled" : "disabled"));
    Boolean eventBasedHoldIsEnabled =
        (blob.getEventBasedHold() != null && blob.getEventBasedHold());
    System.out.println("eventBasedHold: " + (eventBasedHoldIsEnabled ? "enabled" : "disabled"));
    if (blob.getRetentionExpirationTime() != null) {
      System.out.println("retentionExpirationTime: " + new Date(blob.getRetentionExpirationTime()));
    }
    if (blob.getMetadata() != null) {
      System.out.println("\n\n\nUser metadata:");
      for (Map.Entry<String, String> userMetadata : blob.getMetadata().entrySet()) {
        System.out.println(userMetadata.getKey() + "=" + userMetadata.getValue());
      }
    }
  }
}

Node.js

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Node.js API reference documentation.

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
 */
// The ID of your GCS bucket
// const bucketName = 'your-unique-bucket-name';

// The ID of your GCS file
// const fileName = 'your-file-name';

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Storage} = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Creates a client
const storage = new Storage();

async function getMetadata() {
  // Gets the metadata for the file
  const [metadata] = await storage
    .bucket(bucketName)
    .file(fileName)
    .getMetadata();

  console.log(`Bucket: ${metadata.bucket}`);
  console.log(`CacheControl: ${metadata.cacheControl}`);
  console.log(`ComponentCount: ${metadata.componentCount}`);
  console.log(`ContentDisposition: ${metadata.contentDisposition}`);
  console.log(`ContentEncoding: ${metadata.contentEncoding}`);
  console.log(`ContentLanguage: ${metadata.contentLanguage}`);
  console.log(`ContentType: ${metadata.contentType}`);
  console.log(`CustomTime: ${metadata.customTime}`);
  console.log(`Crc32c: ${metadata.crc32c}`);
  console.log(`ETag: ${metadata.etag}`);
  console.log(`Generation: ${metadata.generation}`);
  console.log(`Id: ${metadata.id}`);
  console.log(`KmsKeyName: ${metadata.kmsKeyName}`);
  console.log(`Md5Hash: ${metadata.md5Hash}`);
  console.log(`MediaLink: ${metadata.mediaLink}`);
  console.log(`Metageneration: ${metadata.metageneration}`);
  console.log(`Name: ${metadata.name}`);
  console.log(`Size: ${metadata.size}`);
  console.log(`StorageClass: ${metadata.storageClass}`);
  console.log(`TimeCreated: ${new Date(metadata.timeCreated)}`);
  console.log(`Last Metadata Update: ${new Date(metadata.updated)}`);
  console.log(
    `temporaryHold: ${metadata.temporaryHold ? 'enabled' : 'disabled'}`
  );
  console.log(
    `eventBasedHold: ${metadata.eventBasedHold ? 'enabled' : 'disabled'}`
  );
  if (metadata.retentionExpirationTime) {
    console.log(
      `retentionExpirationTime: ${new Date(metadata.retentionExpirationTime)}`
    );
  }
  if (metadata.metadata) {
    console.log('\n\n\nUser metadata:');
    for (const key in metadata.metadata) {
      console.log(`${key}=${metadata.metadata[key]}`);
    }
  }
}

getMetadata().catch(console.error);

PHP

For more information, see the Cloud Storage PHP API reference documentation.

use Google\Cloud\Storage\StorageClient;

/**
 * List object metadata.
 *
 * @param string $bucketName the name of your Cloud Storage bucket.
 * @param string $objectName the name of your Cloud Storage object.
 *
 * @return void
 */
function object_metadata($bucketName, $objectName)
{
    $storage = new StorageClient();
    $bucket = $storage->bucket($bucketName);
    $object = $bucket->object($objectName);
    $info = $object->info();
    if (isset($info['name'])) {
        printf('Blob: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['name']);
    }
    if (isset($info['bucket'])) {
        printf('Bucket: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['bucket']);
    }
    if (isset($info['storageClass'])) {
        printf('Storage class: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['storageClass']);
    }
    if (isset($info['id'])) {
        printf('ID: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['id']);
    }
    if (isset($info['size'])) {
        printf('Size: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['size']);
    }
    if (isset($info['updated'])) {
        printf('Updated: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['updated']);
    }
    if (isset($info['generation'])) {
        printf('Generation: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['generation']);
    }
    if (isset($info['metageneration'])) {
        printf('Metageneration: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['metageneration']);
    }
    if (isset($info['etag'])) {
        printf('Etag: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['etag']);
    }
    if (isset($info['crc32c'])) {
        printf('Crc32c: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['crc32c']);
    }
    if (isset($info['md5Hash'])) {
        printf('MD5 Hash: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['md5Hash']);
    }
    if (isset($info['contentType'])) {
        printf('Content-type: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['contentType']);
    }
    if (isset($info['temporaryHold'])) {
        printf('Temporary hold: %s' . PHP_EOL, ($info['temporaryHold'] ? 'enabled' : 'disabled'));
    }
    if (isset($info['eventBasedHold'])) {
        printf('Event-based hold: %s' . PHP_EOL, ($info['eventBasedHold'] ? 'enabled' : 'disabled'));
    }
    if (isset($info['retentionExpirationTime'])) {
        printf('Retention Expiration Time: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['retentionExpirationTime']);
    }
    if (isset($info['customTime'])) {
        printf('Custom Time: %s' . PHP_EOL, $info['customTime']);
    }
    if (isset($info['metadata'])) {
        printf('Metadata: %s' . PHP_EOL, print_r($info['metadata'], true));
    }
}

Python

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import storage


def blob_metadata(bucket_name, blob_name):
    """Prints out a blob's metadata."""
    # bucket_name = 'your-bucket-name'
    # blob_name = 'your-object-name'

    storage_client = storage.Client()
    bucket = storage_client.bucket(bucket_name)

    # Retrieve a blob, and its metadata, from Google Cloud Storage.
    # Note that `get_blob` differs from `Bucket.blob`, which does not
    # make an HTTP request.
    blob = bucket.get_blob(blob_name)

    print("Blob: {}".format(blob.name))
    print("Bucket: {}".format(blob.bucket.name))
    print("Storage class: {}".format(blob.storage_class))
    print("ID: {}".format(blob.id))
    print("Size: {} bytes".format(blob.size))
    print("Updated: {}".format(blob.updated))
    print("Generation: {}".format(blob.generation))
    print("Metageneration: {}".format(blob.metageneration))
    print("Etag: {}".format(blob.etag))
    print("Owner: {}".format(blob.owner))
    print("Component count: {}".format(blob.component_count))
    print("Crc32c: {}".format(blob.crc32c))
    print("md5_hash: {}".format(blob.md5_hash))
    print("Cache-control: {}".format(blob.cache_control))
    print("Content-type: {}".format(blob.content_type))
    print("Content-disposition: {}".format(blob.content_disposition))
    print("Content-encoding: {}".format(blob.content_encoding))
    print("Content-language: {}".format(blob.content_language))
    print("Metadata: {}".format(blob.metadata))
    print("Custom Time: {}".format(blob.custom_time))
    print("Temporary hold: ", "enabled" if blob.temporary_hold else "disabled")
    print(
        "Event based hold: ",
        "enabled" if blob.event_based_hold else "disabled",
    )
    if blob.retention_expiration_time:
        print(
            "retentionExpirationTime: {}".format(
                blob.retention_expiration_time
            )
        )

Ruby

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Ruby API reference documentation.

def get_metadata bucket_name:, file_name:
  # The ID of your GCS bucket
  # bucket_name = "your-unique-bucket-name"

  # The ID of your GCS object
  # file_name = "your-file-name"

  require "google/cloud/storage"

  storage = Google::Cloud::Storage.new
  bucket  = storage.bucket bucket_name
  file    = bucket.file file_name

  puts "Name: #{file.name}"
  puts "Bucket: #{bucket.name}"
  puts "Storage class: #{bucket.storage_class}"
  puts "ID: #{file.id}"
  puts "Size: #{file.size} bytes"
  puts "Created: #{file.created_at}"
  puts "Updated: #{file.updated_at}"
  puts "Generation: #{file.generation}"
  puts "Metageneration: #{file.metageneration}"
  puts "Etag: #{file.etag}"
  puts "Owners: #{file.acl.owners.join ','}"
  puts "Crc32c: #{file.crc32c}"
  puts "md5_hash: #{file.md5}"
  puts "Cache-control: #{file.cache_control}"
  puts "Content-type: #{file.content_type}"
  puts "Content-disposition: #{file.content_disposition}"
  puts "Content-encoding: #{file.content_encoding}"
  puts "Content-language: #{file.content_language}"
  puts "KmsKeyName: #{file.kms_key}"
  puts "Event-based hold enabled?: #{file.event_based_hold?}"
  puts "Temporary hold enaled?: #{file.temporary_hold?}"
  puts "Retention Expiration: #{file.retention_expires_at}"
  puts "Custom Time: #{file.custom_time}"
  puts "Metadata:"
  file.metadata.each do |key, value|
    puts " - #{key} = #{value}"
  end
end

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