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Merge RSS Feeds with RSS API on New File from Dropbox API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Dropbox trigger and RSS action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New File trigger
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
    3. Configure Recursive
    4. Configure dropboxApphook
    5. Configure Include Media Info
    6. Configure Include Link
  3. Configure the Merge RSS Feeds action
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure Feed URLs
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, open source components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are 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.

Trigger

Description:Emit new event when a new file is added to your account or a specific folder. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.
Version:0.0.7
Key:dropbox-new-file

Trigger Code

import common from "../common.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  dedupe: "unique",
  type: "source",
  key: "dropbox-new-file",
  name: "New File",
  version: "0.0.7",
  description: "Emit new event when a new file is added to your account or a specific folder. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    includeMediaInfo: {
      label: "Include Media Info",
      type: "boolean",
      description: "Emit media info for photos and videos (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
    includeLink: {
      label: "Include Link",
      type: "boolean",
      description: "Emit temporary download link to file (incurs an additional API call)",
      default: false,
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const startTime = new Date();
      await this.dropbox.initState(this);
      this._setLastFileModTime(startTime);
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    _setLastFileModTime(time) {
      this.db.set("last_file_mod_time", time);
    },
    _getLastFileModTime() {
      return this.db.get("last_file_mod_time");
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const lastFileModTime = this._getLastFileModTime();
    let currFileModTime = "";
    const updates = await this.dropbox.getUpdates(this);
    for (let update of updates) {
      let file = {
        ...update,
      };
      if (update[".tag"] !== "file") {
        continue;
      }
      if (update.server_modified > currFileModTime) {
        currFileModTime = update.server_modified;
      }
      const isNewFile = await this.isNewFile(update, lastFileModTime);
      if (!isNewFile) {
        continue;
      }
      if (this.includeMediaInfo) {
        file = await this.getMediaInfo(update);
      }
      if (this.includeLink) {
        file.link = await this.getTemporaryLink(update);
      }
      this.$emit(file, this.getMeta(file.id, file.path_display || file.id));
    }
    if (currFileModTime != "") {
      this._setLastFileModTime(currFileModTime);
    }
  },
};

Trigger 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
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Recursiverecursiveboolean

Also watch sub-directories and their contents.

dropboxApphook$.interface.apphook
Include Media InfoincludeMediaInfoboolean

Emit media info for photos and videos (incurs an additional API call)

Include LinkincludeLinkboolean

Emit temporary download link to file (incurs an additional API call)

Trigger Authentication

Dropbox uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Dropbox account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Dropbox and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Dropbox API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

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Action

Description:Retrieve multiple RSS feeds and return a merged array of items sorted by date [See docs](https://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification)
Version:1.0.1
Key:rss-merge-rss-feeds

Action Code

import rss from "../../app/rss.app.mjs";
import { defineAction } from "@pipedream/types";
export default defineAction({
    name: "Merge RSS Feeds",
    description: "Retrieve multiple RSS feeds and return a merged array of items sorted by date [See docs](https://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification)",
    key: "rss-merge-rss-feeds",
    version: "1.0.1",
    type: "action",
    props: {
        rss,
        urls: {
            propDefinition: [
                rss,
                "urls",
            ],
        },
    },
    async run({ $ }) {
        const items = [];
        for (const url of this.urls) {
            const feedItems = await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(url);
            items.push(...feedItems);
        }
        $.export("$summary", "Successfully merged feeds");
        return this.rss.sortItemsForActions(items);
    },
});

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.
Feed URLsurlsstring[]

Enter either one or multiple URLs from any public RSS feed

Action Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

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