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Google Firestore (Datastore Mode)

Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore is a serverless document-oriented database that scales to meet any demand. Extend your database application to build AI-powered experiences leveraging Datastore's Langchain integrations.

This notebook goes over how to use Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore to store chat message history with the DatastoreChatMessageHistory class.

Learn more about the package on GitHub.

Open In Colab

Before You Begin​

To run this notebook, you will need to do the following:

After confirming access to the database in the runtime environment of this notebook, filling the following values and run the cell before running example scripts.

πŸ¦œπŸ”— Library Installation​

The integration lives in its own langchain-google-datastore package, so we need to install it.

%pip install -upgrade --quiet langchain-google-datastore

Colab only: Uncomment the following cell to restart the kernel or use the button to restart the kernel. For Vertex AI Workbench you can restart the terminal using the button on top.

# # Automatically restart kernel after installs so that your environment can access the new packages
# import IPython

# app = IPython.Application.instance()
# app.kernel.do_shutdown(True)

☁ Set Your Google Cloud Project​

Set your Google Cloud project so that you can leverage Google Cloud resources within this notebook.

If you don't know your project ID, try the following:

# @markdown Please fill in the value below with your Google Cloud project ID and then run the cell.

PROJECT_ID = "my-project-id" # @param {type:"string"}

# Set the project id
!gcloud config set project {PROJECT_ID}

πŸ” Authentication​

Authenticate to Google Cloud as the IAM user logged into this notebook in order to access your Google Cloud Project.

  • If you are using Colab to run this notebook, use the cell below and continue.
  • If you are using Vertex AI Workbench, check out the setup instructions here.
from google.colab import auth


API Enablement​

The langchain-google-datastore package requires that you enable the Datastore API in your Google Cloud Project.

# enable Datastore API
!gcloud services enable

Basic Usage​


To initialize the DatastoreChatMessageHistory class you need to provide only 3 things:

  1. session_id - A unique identifier string that specifies an id for the session.
  2. kind - The name of the Datastore kind to write into. This is an optional value and by default, it will use ChatHistory as the kind.
  3. collection - The single /-delimited path to a Datastore collection.
from langchain_google_datastore import DatastoreChatMessageHistory

chat_history = DatastoreChatMessageHistory(
session_id="user-session-id", collection="HistoryMessages"

chat_history.add_ai_message("How can I help you?")

Cleaning up​

When the history of a specific session is obsolete and can be deleted from the database and memory, it can be done the following way.

Note: Once deleted, the data is no longer stored in Datastore and is gone forever.


Custom Client​

The client is created by default using the available environment variables. A custom client can be passed to the constructor.

from google.auth import compute_engine
from import datastore

client = datastore.Client(

history = DatastoreChatMessageHistory(
session_id="session-id", collection="History", client=client

history.add_user_message("New message")



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