Download, Read and Search csv file

Hi at all!
I am creating a project to scan the warehouse codes.
I would like to create an application that allows me to read barcodes and find the result in a csv file.
I had thought of such a thing:

  • download the updated CSV file from GDrive
  • scan the barcode
  • I look for the correspondence of the scan code in the downloaded csv file
  • have the second or third line of the csv as an answer

Can help me?

Perhaps something like this:

  • Fetch File by File - #14 by TIMAI2
  • Search community for QRcodes. Use the advice to scan the code and retrieve a bar code value.
  • convert csv to a List, then search the List for the bar code

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I've already built a few apps with AI2 so I'm a bit familiar with programming.
For now I have created these blocks:

The first problem I encountered is downloading the GDrive file, AI2 downloads me a file with .tmp extension and I don't understand where the error is.
I have already created the method of reading with barcode and I can get the result of the reading carried out.

Try to use as url and see if it works for you

Not work, the file downloed is ".html". :thinking:

Btw, this should work without storage permissions (WRITE) on API ≥ 19 (KitKat, Android 4.4+) .

With this method the file is downloaded successfully.
Now the problem is in the read and write permissions which are not allowed. I try with "android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" and "READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"

How should I do?

Set DefaultFileScope to Legacy in the Designer.


The file not found, but in the folder exist.

The file open correctly.

Now I would like to create a list view with the data inside the csv file.
Then, with the barcode scanner, enter the scanned text in the search bar of the listview.
How do i do it?

I was able to read the csv file and put it in a listview. I enclose the blocks in case someone might need them.

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