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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Reddit trigger and Slack 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 comments by user trigger
    1. Connect your Reddit account
    2. Configure Polling schedule
    3. Configure Username
    4. Optional- Configure Number of parents
    5. Optional- Select a Time filter
    6. Optional- Configure Include subreddit details?
  3. Configure the Add Star action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Select a Channel
    3. Optional- Configure Timestamp
    4. Optional- Configure File ID
  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:Emits an event each time a user posts a new comment.
Version:0.0.2
Key:new-comments-by-user

Trigger Code

const common = require("../common");
const { reddit } = common.props;

module.exports = {
  ...common,
  key: "new-comments-by-user",
  name: "New comments by user",
  description: "Emits an event each time a user posts a new comment.",
  version: "0.0.2",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    username: { propDefinition: [reddit, "username"] },
    numberOfParents: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Number of parents",
      description:
        "The emitted events will contain the new comment plus the parents of said comment up to the number indicated in this property.",
      optional: true,
      min: 2,
      max: 10,
      default: 2,
    },
    timeFilter: { propDefinition: [reddit, "timeFilter"] },
    includeSubredditDetails: {
      propDefinition: [reddit, "includeSubredditDetails"],
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async deploy() {
      // Emits sample events on the first run during deploy.
      var redditComments = await this.reddit.getNewUserComments(
        null,
        this.username,
        this.numberOfParents,
        this.timeFilter,
        this.includeSubredditDetails,
        10
      );
      const { children: comments = [] } = redditComments.data;
      if (comments.length === 0) {
        console.log("No data available, skipping iteration");
        return;
      }
      const { name: before = this.db.get("before") } = comments[0].data;
      this.db.set("before", before);
      comments.reverse().forEach(this.emitRedditEvent);
    }
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    generateEventMetadata(redditEvent) {
      return {
        id: redditEvent.data.name,
        summary: redditEvent.data.body,
        ts: redditEvent.data.created,
      };
    }
  },
  async run() {
    let redditComments;
    do {
      redditComments = await this.reddit.getNewUserComments(
        this.db.get("before"),
        this.username,
        this.numberOfParents,
        this.timeFilter,
        this.includeSubredditDetails
      );
      const { children: comments = [] } = redditComments.data;
      if (comments.length === 0) {
        console.log("No data available, skipping iteration");
        break;
      }
      const { name: before = this.db.get("before") } = comments[0].data;
      this.db.set("before", before);
      comments.reverse().forEach(this.emitRedditEvent);
    } while (redditComments);
  },
};

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
RedditredditappThis component uses the Reddit app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
Polling scheduletimer$.interface.timer

Pipedream polls Reddit for events on this schedule.

Usernameusernamestring

The username you'd like to watch.

Number of parentsnumberOfParentsinteger

The emitted events will contain the new comment plus the parents of said comment up to the number indicated in this property.

Time filtertimeFilterstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:hourdayweekmonthyearall
Include subreddit details?includeSubredditDetailsboolean

If set to true, subreddit details will be expanded/included in the emitted event.

Trigger Authentication

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

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

accountidentityeditflairhistoryreadreportsavestructuredstylessubmitsubscribevoteflairmodflairmodconfigmodflairmodlogmodpostsmodwikimysubredditswikieditwikiread

About Reddit

Reddit is a network of communities based on people's interests. Find communities you're interested in, and become part of an online community!

Action

Description:Add a star to an item on behalf of the authenticated user
Version:0.0.1
Key:slack-add-star

Action Code

const slack = require("../../slack.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "slack-add-star",
  name: "Add Star",
  description: "Add a star to an item on behalf of the authenticated user",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    slack,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "Channel to add star to, or channel where the message to add star to was posted (used with timestamp).",
    },
    timestamp: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "timestamp",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "Timestamp of the message to add star to.",
    },
    file: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "file",
      ],
      optional: true,
      description: "File to add star to.",
    },
  },
  async run() {
    return await this.slack.sdk().stars.add({
      conversation: this.conversation,
      timestamp: this.timestamp,
      file: this.file,
    });
  },
};

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
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
ChannelconversationstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Timestamptimestampstring

Timestamp of the message to add star to.

File IDfilestring

File to add star to.

Action Authentication

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

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

calls:readcalls:writechannels:historychannels:readchannels:writednd:readdnd:writeemoji:readfiles:readgroups:historygroups:readgroups:writeim:historyim:readim:writelinks:readlinks:writempim:historympim:readmpim:writepins:readpins:writereactions:readreactions:writereminders:readreminders:writeremote_files:readremote_files:sharestars:readstars:writeteam:readusergroups:readusergroups:writeusers:readusers:read.emailusers:writechat:write:botchat:write:usercommandsfiles:write:userusers.profile:writeusers.profile:read

About Slack

Slack is a channel-based messaging platform. With Slack, people can work together more effectively, connect all their software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work — all within a secure, enterprise-grade environment.

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