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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Take a Screenshot with the Browserless API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Take a Screenshot action
    1. Connect your Browserless account
    2. Configure URL
    3. Optional- Configure Download Path
    4. Optional- Configure waitFor
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, source-available component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

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Take a Screenshot on Browserless
Description:Take a screenshot of a page. [See the documentation](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot)
Version:0.5.3
Key:browserless-take-screenshot

Code

import browserless from "../../browserless.app.mjs";
import fs from "fs";

export default {
  key: "browserless-take-screenshot",
  name: "Take a Screenshot",
  description: "Take a screenshot of a page. [See the documentation](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot)",
  version: "0.5.3",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    browserless,
    url: {
      type: "string",
      label: "URL",
      description: "Enter the URL you'd like to take a screenshot of here",
    },
    downloadPath: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Download Path",
      description: "Download the screenshot to the `/tmp` directory with the specified filename",
      optional: true,
    },
    waitFor: {
      type: "string",
      label: "waitFor",
      description: "Allows you to wait for a selector to appear in the DOM, to wait for a timeout to happen, or to execute a custom function before screenshotting. See [more details in the API Doc](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot#custom-behavior-with-waitfor)",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    async downloadToTMP(screenshot) {
      const path = this.downloadPath.includes("/tmp")
        ? this.downloadPath
        : `/tmp/${this.downloadPath}`;
      fs.writeFileSync(path, screenshot);
      return path;
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const screenshot = await this.browserless.takeScreenshot({
      data: {
        url: this.url,
        waitFor: !isNaN(this.waitFor)
          ? parseInt(this.waitFor)
          : this.waitFor,
      },
      $,
    });

    const result = {
      screenshot: screenshot.toString("base64"),
      type: "png",
    };

    if (screenshot && this.downloadPath) {
      const filePath = await this.downloadToTMP(screenshot);
      result.filename = filePath;
    }

    if (screenshot) {
      $.export("$summary", `Successfully created screenshot of URL ${this.url}.`);
    }

    return result;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
BrowserlessbrowserlessappThis component uses the Browserless app.
URLurlstring

Enter the URL you'd like to take a screenshot of here

Download PathdownloadPathstring

Download the screenshot to the /tmp directory with the specified filename

waitForwaitForstring

Allows you to wait for a selector to appear in the DOM, to wait for a timeout to happen, or to execute a custom function before screenshotting. See more details in the API Doc

Authentication

Browserless uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Browserless account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Browserless APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Sign-up for a browserless account, it will create a unique token that allows service interaction.

About Browserless

Browserless is a service that allows you to run headless Chrome instances in the cloud.

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