Helper Functions

Helper functions and functional utilities to use within your Pipedream workflows

Integrate the Helper Functions API with the Node API

Setup the Helper Functions API trigger to run a workflow which integrates with the Node API. Pipedream's integration platform allows you to integrate Helper Functions and Node remarkably fast. Free for developers.

Base64 Decode String with the Helper Functions API

Accepts a base64-encoded string, returns a decoded UTF-8 string

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Run Node Code with the Node API

Write custom Node.js code and use any of the 400k+ npm packages available. Refer to the Pipedream Node docs to learn more.

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Compare Arrays with the Helper Functions API

Get the difference, intersection, union, or symetric difference of two arrays/sets.

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Convert Currency with the Helper Functions API

Convert an amount between currencies. See the documentation

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Convert HTML to Slack mrkdwn format with the Helper Functions API

Converts an HTML string to the Slack mrkdwn format using

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Overview of Helper Functions

The Helper Functions app on Pipedream is a set of pre-built functions that streamline common tasks in your workflows. It acts like a Swiss Army knife for developers, providing essential tools such as format conversion, date manipulation, and text processing. By leveraging these functions, you can reduce the boilerplate code needed for routine operations, speeding up the development of intricate automations. The Helper Functions API can be a game changer when it comes to tasks like parsing dates in user-friendly formats, encoding and decoding data, or generating UUIDs, making them more efficient and less error-prone.

Overview of Node

Develop, run and deploy your Node.js code in Pipedream workflows, using it between no-code steps, with connected accounts, or integrate Data Stores and File Stores.

This includes installing NPM packages, within your code without having to manage a package.json file or running npm install.

Below is an example of installing the axios package in a Pipedream Node.js code step. Pipedream imports the axios package, performs the API request, and shares the response with subsequent workflow steps:

Connect Node

// To use previous step data, pass the `steps` object to the run() function
export default defineComponent({
  async run({ steps, $ }) {
    // Return data to use it in future steps
    return steps.trigger.event

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