Create a reference image

Create a reference image.

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import (

	vision ""
	visionpb ""

// createReferenceImage creates a reference image for a product.
func createReferenceImage(w io.Writer, projectID string, location string, productID string, referenceImageID string, gcsURI string) error {
	ctx := context.Background()
	c, err := vision.NewProductSearchClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("NewProductSearchClient: %v", err)
	defer c.Close()

	req := &visionpb.CreateReferenceImageRequest{
		Parent: fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s/products/%s", projectID, location, productID),
		ReferenceImage: &visionpb.ReferenceImage{
			Uri: gcsURI,
		ReferenceImageId: referenceImageID,

	resp, err := c.CreateReferenceImage(ctx, req)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("CreateReferenceImage: %v", err)

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Reference image name: %s\n", resp.Name)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Reference image uri: %s\n", resp.Uri)

	return nil


 * Create a reference image.
 * @param projectId - Id of the project.
 * @param computeRegion - Region name.
 * @param productId - Id of the product.
 * @param referenceImageId - Id of the image.
 * @param gcsUri - Google Cloud Storage path of the input image.
 * @throws IOException - on I/O errors.
public static void createReferenceImage(
    String projectId,
    String computeRegion,
    String productId,
    String referenceImageId,
    String gcsUri)
    throws IOException {
  try (ProductSearchClient client = ProductSearchClient.create()) {

    // Get the full path of the product.
    String formattedParent =
        ProductSearchClient.formatProductName(projectId, computeRegion, productId);
    // Create a reference image.
    ReferenceImage referenceImage = ReferenceImage.newBuilder().setUri(gcsUri).build();

    ReferenceImage image =
        client.createReferenceImage(formattedParent, referenceImage, referenceImageId);
    // Display the reference image information.
    System.out.println(String.format("Reference image name: %s", image.getName()));
    System.out.println(String.format("Reference image uri: %s", image.getUri()));


const vision = require('@google-cloud/vision');

const client = new vision.ProductSearchClient();

async function createReferenceImage() {
   * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following line before running the sample.
  // const projectId = 'Your Google Cloud project Id';
  // const location = 'A compute region name';
  // const productId = 'Id of the product';
  // const referenceImageId = 'Id of the reference image';
  // const gcsUri = 'Google Cloud Storage path of the input image';

  const formattedParent = client.productPath(projectId, location, productId);

  const referenceImage = {
    uri: gcsUri,

  const request = {
    parent: formattedParent,
    referenceImage: referenceImage,
    referenceImageId: referenceImageId,

  const [response] = await client.createReferenceImage(request);
  console.log(` ${}`);
  console.log(`response.uri: ${response.uri}`);


from import vision

def create_reference_image(
        project_id, location, product_id, reference_image_id, gcs_uri):
    """Create a reference image.
        project_id: Id of the project.
        location: A compute region name.
        product_id: Id of the product.
        reference_image_id: Id of the reference image.
        gcs_uri: Google Cloud Storage path of the input image.
    client = vision.ProductSearchClient()

    # Get the full path of the product.
    product_path = client.product_path(
        project=project_id, location=location, product=product_id)

    # Create a reference image.
    reference_image = vision.ReferenceImage(uri=gcs_uri)

    # The response is the reference image with `name` populated.
    image = client.create_reference_image(

    # Display the reference image information.
    print('Reference image name: {}'.format(
    print('Reference image uri: {}'.format(image.uri))

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