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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS trigger and Google Docs 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 Item in Feed trigger
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure Feed URL
  3. Configure the Create New Document from Text action
    1. Connect your Google Docs account
    2. Configure title
    3. Configure Text
  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 items from an RSS feed
Version:1.0.5
Key:rss-new-item-in-feed

Trigger Code

import rss from "../../app/rss.app.mjs";
import { defineSource } from "@pipedream/types";
import rssCommon from "../common/common.mjs";
export default defineSource({
    ...rssCommon,
    key: "rss-new-item-in-feed",
    name: "New Item in Feed",
    description: "Emit new items from an RSS feed",
    version: "1.0.5",
    type: "source",
    dedupe: "unique",
    props: {
        ...rssCommon.props,
        url: {
            propDefinition: [
                rss,
                "url",
            ],
        },
    },
    hooks: {
        async activate() {
            // Try to parse the feed one time to confirm we can fetch and parse.
            // The code will throw any errors to the user.
            await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        },
    },
    async run() {
        const items = await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        this.rss.sortItems(items).forEach((item) => {
            const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
            this.$emit(item, meta);
        });
    },
});

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
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.
timer$.interface.timer

How often you want to poll the feed for new items

Feed URLurlstring

Enter the URL for any public RSS feed

Trigger Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

About RSS

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Action

Description:Create a new document from plain text. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/create)
Version:0.0.2
Key:google_docs-create-document-from-text

Google Docs Overview

You can use the Google Docs API to build a wide variety of applications,
including:

  • Word processors
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation software
  • Database management tools
  • Data visualization tools
  • Document management systems
  • Web scraping tools
  • Text analysis tools
  • And much more!

Action Code

import googleDocs from "../../google_docs.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_docs-create-document-from-text",
  name: "Create New Document from Text",
  description: "Create a new document from plain text. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/create)",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDocs,
    title: "string",
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "text",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const { documentId } = await this.googleDocs.createEmptyDoc(this.title);
    const text = {
      text: this.text,
    };
    await this.googleDocs.insertText(documentId, text);
    $.export("$summary", "Successfully created doc");
    return {
      documentId,
    };
  },
};

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
Google DocsgoogleDocsappThis component uses the Google Docs app.
titletitlestring
Texttextstring

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) or a reference to a string exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}).

Action Authentication

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

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

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive

About Google Docs

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