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Create Multiple Records with Airtable API on New Pub/Sub Messages from Google Cloud API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Google Cloud trigger and Airtable 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 Pub/Sub Messages trigger
    1. Connect your Google Cloud account
    2. Select a Type
  3. Configure the Create Multiple Records action
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Select a Base
    3. Select a Table
    4. Configure Records
    5. Configure Typecast
  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 Pub/Sub topic in your GCP account. Messages published to this topic are emitted from the Pipedream source.
Version:0.1.4
Key:google_cloud-new-pubsub-messages

Trigger Code

import { PubSub } from "@google-cloud/pubsub";
import googleCloud from "../../google_cloud.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_cloud-new-pubsub-messages",
  name: "New Pub/Sub Messages",
  description: "Emit new Pub/Sub topic in your GCP account. Messages published to this topic are emitted from the Pipedream source.",
  version: "0.1.4",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique", // Dedupe on Pub/Sub message ID
  props: {
    googleCloud,
    http: "$.interface.http",
    db: "$.service.db",
    topicType: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Type",
      description: "Do you have an existing Pub/Sub topic, or would you like to create a new one?",
      options: [
        "existing",
        "new",
      ],
      reloadProps: true,
    },
  },
  async additionalProps() {
    const topic = {
      type: "string",
      label: "Pub/Sub Topic Name",
      description: "Select a Pub/Sub topic from your GCP account to watch",
      options: async () => {
        return this.getTopics();
      },
    };
    if (this.topicType === "new") {
      topic.description = "**Pipedream will create a Pub/Sub topic with this name in your account**, converting it to a [valid Pub/Sub topic name](https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/admin#resource_names).";
      delete topic.options;
    }
    return {
      topic,
    };
  },
  methods: {
    _getTopicName() {
      return this.db.get("topicName");
    },
    _setTopicName(topicName) {
      this.db.set("topicName", topicName);
    },
    _getSubscriptionName() {
      return this.db.get("subscriptionName");
    },
    _setSubscriptionName(subscriptionName) {
      this.db.set("subscriptionName", subscriptionName);
    },
    async getTopics() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);
      const topics = (await pubSubClient.getTopics())[0];
      if (topics.length > 0) {
        return topics.map((topic) => topic.name);
      }
      return [];
    },
    convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(name) {
      // For valid names, see https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/admin#resource_names
      return name
        // Must not start with `goog`. We add a `pd-` at the beginning if that's the case.
        .replace(/(^goog.*)/g, "pd-$1")
        // Must start with a letter, otherwise we add `pd-` at the beginning.
        .replace(/^(?![a-zA-Z]+)/, "pd-")
        // Only certain characters are allowed, the rest will be replaced with a `-`.
        .replace(/[^a-zA-Z0-9_\-.~+%]+/g, "-");
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);

      const currentTopic = {
        name: this.topic,
      };
      if (this.topicType === "new") {
        const topicName = this.convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(this.topic);
        console.log(`Creating Pub/Sub topic ${topicName}`);
        const [
          topic,
        ] = await pubSubClient.createTopic(topicName);
        currentTopic.name = topic.name;
      }
      this._setTopicName(currentTopic.name);

      const pushEndpoint = this.http.endpoint;
      const subscriptionName = this.convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(pushEndpoint);
      const subscriptionOptions = {
        pushConfig: {
          pushEndpoint,
        },
      };
      console.log(
        `Subscribing this source's URL to the Pub/Sub topic: ${pushEndpoint}
        (under name ${subscriptionName}).`,
      );
      const [
        subscriptionResult,
      ] = await pubSubClient
        .topic(currentTopic.name)
        .createSubscription(subscriptionName, subscriptionOptions);
      this._setSubscriptionName(subscriptionResult.name);
    },
    async deactivate() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);

      const subscriptionName = this._getSubscriptionName();
      if (subscriptionName) {
        await pubSubClient.subscription(subscriptionName).delete();
      }

      if (this.topicType === "new") {
        const topicName = this._getTopicName();
        if (topicName) {
          await pubSubClient.topic(topicName).delete();
        }
      }
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const {
      data,
      messageId,
      publishTime,
    } = event.body.message;

    if (!data) {
      console.warn("No message present, exiting");
      return;
    }
    const dataString = Buffer.from(data, "base64").toString("utf-8");
    const metadata = {
      id: messageId,
      summary: dataString,
      ts: +new Date(publishTime),
    };

    let dataObj;
    try {
      dataObj = JSON.parse(dataString);
    } catch (err) {
      console.error(
        `Couldn't parse message as JSON. Emitting raw message. Error: ${err}`,
      );
      dataObj = {
        rawMessage: dataString,
      };
    }
    this.$emit(dataObj, metadata);
  },
};

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
Google CloudgoogleCloudappThis component uses the Google Cloud app.
N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
TypetopicTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:existingnew

Trigger Authentication

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

1) Create a service account in GCP and set the permissions you need for Pipedream workflows.

2) Generate a service account key

3) Download the key details in JSON format

4) Open the JSON in a text editor, and copy and paste its contents here.

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Action

Description:Create one or more records in a table by passing an array of objects containing field names and values as key/value pairs.
Version:0.2.0
Key:airtable-create-multiple-records

Action Code

import chunk from "lodash.chunk";
import airtable from "../../airtable.app.mjs";
import common from "../common.mjs";

const BATCH_SIZE = 10; // The Airtable API allows us to update up to 10 rows per request.

export default {
  key: "airtable-create-multiple-records",
  name: "Create Multiple Records",
  description: "Create one or more records in a table by passing an array of objects containing field names and values as key/value pairs.",
  version: "0.2.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    records: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "records",
      ],
    },
    typecast: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "typecast",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const baseId = this.baseId?.value ?? this.baseId;
    const tableId = this.tableId?.value ?? this.tableId;

    const table = this.airtable.base(baseId)(tableId);

    let data = this.records;
    if (!Array.isArray(data)) {
      data = JSON.parse(data);
    }
    data = data.map((fields) => ({
      fields,
    }));
    if (!data.length) {
      throw new Error("No Airtable record data passed to step. Please pass at least one record");
    }

    const params = {
      typecast: this.typecast,
    };

    const responses = [];
    for (const c of chunk(data, BATCH_SIZE)) {
      try {
        responses.push(...(await table.create(c, params)));
      } catch (err) {
        this.airtable.throwFormattedError(err);
      }
    }

    const l = responses.length;
    $.export("$summary", `Added ${l} record${l === 1
      ? ""
      : "s"} to ${this.baseId?.label || baseId}: [${this.tableId?.label || tableId}](https://airtable.com/${baseId}/${tableId})`);

    return responses;
  },
};

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
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Recordsrecordsstring

Provide an array of objects. Each object should represent a new record with the column name as the key and the data to insert as the corresponding value (e.g., passing [{"foo":"bar","id":123},{"foo":"baz","id":456}] will create two records and with values added to the fields foo and id). The most common pattern is to reference an array of objects exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}). You may also enter or construct a string that will JSON.parse() to an array of objects.

Typecasttypecastboolean

The Airtable API will perform best-effort automatic data conversion from string values if the typecast parameter is True. Automatic conversion is disabled by default to ensure data integrity, but it may be helpful for integrating with 3rd party data sources.

Action Authentication

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

Visit your account settings, copy your API key, and enter it below. If you only need to read data from Airtable, and not modify it, you can generate a read-only API key.


get airtable api key

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