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

  1. Configure the Create DM action
    1. Connect your Discord Bot account
    2. Select a Guild
    3. Configure Message
    4. Optional- Configure Embeds
    5. Optional- Configure Thread ID
    6. Optional- Configure Username
    7. Optional- Configure Avatar URL
    8. Optional- Configure Include link to workflow
    9. Select a User
  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.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Create DM on Discord Bot
Description:Create a new DM channel with a user. [See the docs here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/user#create-dm) and [here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/channel#create-message)
Version:0.0.27
Key:discord_bot-create-user-dm

Code

import common from "../../common.mjs";
import messageCommon from "../send-message-common.mjs";
import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";

const { discord } = common.props;

export default {
  key: "discord_bot-create-user-dm",
  name: "Create DM",
  description: "Create a new DM channel with a user. [See the docs here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/user#create-dm) and [here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/channel#create-message)",
  version: "0.0.27",
  type: "action",
  ...messageCommon,
  props: {
    discord,
    ...common.props,
    ...messageCommon.props,
    userId: {
      propDefinition: [
        discord,
        "userId",
        ({ guildId }) => ({
          guildId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const createDMChannelResponse = await this.discord.createDm({
      $,
      recipientId: this.userId,
    });
    if (createDMChannelResponse.id) {
      const createMessageResponse = await this.discord.createMessage({
        $,
        channelId: createDMChannelResponse.id,
        data: {
          embeds: utils.parseObject(this.embeds),
          avatarURL: this.avatarURL,
          threadID: this.threadID,
          username: this.username,
          content: this.includeSentViaPipedream
            ? this.appendPipedreamText(this.message)
            : this.message,
        },
      });
      $.export("$summary", "Message has been sent successfully");
      return createMessageResponse;
    } else {
      $.export("$summary", "Could not create or retrieve DM channel!");
      throw new Error("Create DM Channel call was not successful!");
    }
  },
};

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
Discord BotdiscordappThis component uses the Discord Bot app.
GuildguildIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Messagemessagestring

Enter a simple message up to 2000 characters. This is the most commonly used field. However, it's optional if you pass embed content.

Embedsembedsany

Embedded rich content (up to 6000 characters), this should be given as an array, e.g. [{"title": "Hello, Embed!","description": "This is an embedded message."}]. To pass data from another step, enter a reference using double curly brackets (e.g., {{steps.mydata.$return_value}}). Tip: Construct the embeds array in a Node.js code step, return it, and then pass the return value to this step.

Thread IDthreadIDstring

If provided, the message will be posted to this thread

Usernameusernamestring

Overrides the current username

Avatar URLavatarURLstring

If used, it overrides the default avatar

Include link to workflowincludeSentViaPipedreamboolean

Defaults to true, includes a link to this workflow at the end of your Discord message.

UseruserIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Authentication

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

This app allows you to use the Discord API using your own Discord bot. If you don't want to use a custom bot, and you just need to use the Discord API, exit this screen and use the Discord app, instead.


If you want to use your own Discord bot, but haven't created one yet, see these instructions or watch this video. You'll need to add this bot to your server(s) to make successful API requests.

Once you've created your bot, you'll find the Bot token within the Bot section of your app. Enter that token below.

About Discord Bot

Use this app to interact with the Discord API using a bot in your account

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