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Getting Started

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

  1. Configure the Generate PDF action
    1. Connect your Placid account
    2. Configure Number Of Pages
  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.

Generate PDF on Placid
Description:Creates a new PDF based on a specified template. [See the documentation](https://placid.app/docs/2.0/rest/pdfs#create)
Version:0.0.1
Key:placid-generate-pdf

Code

import app from "../../placid.app.mjs";
import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";

export default {
  key: "placid-generate-pdf",
  name: "Generate PDF",
  description: "Creates a new PDF based on a specified template. [See the documentation](https://placid.app/docs/2.0/rest/pdfs#create)",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    app,
    numberOfPages: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Number Of Pages",
      description: "The number of pages to generate. Defaults to 1.",
      default: 1,
      reloadProps: true,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    pagesPropsMapper(prefix) {
      const {
        [`${prefix}templateId`]: templateId,
        [`${prefix}layers`]: layers,
      } = this;

      return {
        template_uuid: templateId,
        layers: utils.parseLayers(layers),
      };
    },
    async getPagesPropDefinitions({
      prefix, label,
    } = {}) {
      const { data: templates } = await this.app.getTemplates();
      return {
        [`${prefix}templateId`]: {
          ...app.propDefinitions.templateId,
          label: `${label} - Template ID`,
          options: templates.map(({
            uuid: value, title: label,
          }) => ({
            value,
            label,
          })),
        },
        [`${prefix}layers`]: {
          ...app.propDefinitions.layers,
          label: `${label} - Layers`,
        },
      };
    },
    createPdf(args = {}) {
      return this.app.post({
        path: "/pdfs",
        ...args,
      });
    },
  },
  async additionalProps() {
    const {
      numberOfPages,
      getPagesPropDefinitions,
    } = this;

    return utils.getAdditionalProps({
      numberOfFields: numberOfPages,
      fieldName: "page",
      getPropDefinitions: getPagesPropDefinitions,
    });
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      createPdf,
      numberOfPages,
      pagesPropsMapper,
    } = this;

    const response = await createPdf({
      $,
      data: {
        pages: utils.getFieldsProps({
          numberOfFields: numberOfPages,
          fieldName: "page",
          propsMapper: pagesPropsMapper,
        }),
      },
    });
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully created PDF with ID: ${response.id}`);
    return response;
  },
};

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
PlacidappappThis component uses the Placid app.
Number Of PagesnumberOfPagesinteger

The number of pages to generate. Defaults to 1.

Authentication

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

To retrieve your API token,

  • Navigate to your Placid account and sign in
  • Go to the Projects overview and choose a project
  • Click API Tokens in the left menu

About Placid

Placid generates thousands of visuals from custom templates with dynamic elements like text, colors or photos. Use data from any source to create auto-updating creatives with our APIs or nocode integrations.

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