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Trigger a workflow on New Answers from Specific Users with Stack Exchange API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the New Answers from Specific Users trigger
    1. Connect your Stack Exchange account
    2. Select a Site
    3. Select one or more Users
    4. Configure timer
  2. Add steps to connect to 900+ APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

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New Answers from Specific Users on Stack Exchange
Description:Emits an event when a new answer is posted by one of the specified users
Version:0.0.1
Key:stack_exchange-new-answers-from-users

Code

const stack_exchange = require('../../stack_exchange.app');

module.exports = {
  key: "stack_exchange-new-answers-from-users",
  name: "New Answers from Specific Users",
  description: "Emits an event when a new answer is posted by one of the specified users",
  version: "0.0.1",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    stack_exchange,
    db: "$.service.db",
    siteId: { propDefinition: [stack_exchange, "siteId"] },
    userIds: {
      propDefinition: [
        stack_exchange,
        "userIds",
        c => ({ siteId: c.siteId }),
      ],
    },
    timer: {
      type: '$.interface.timer',
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: 60 * 15, // 15 minutes
      },
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const fromDate = this._getCurrentEpoch();
      this.db.set("fromDate", fromDate);
    },
  },
  methods: {
    _getCurrentEpoch() {
      // The StackExchange API works with Unix epochs in seconds.
      return Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000);
    },
    generateMeta(data) {
      const {
        answer_id: id,
        owner: owner,
        creation_date: ts,
      } = data;
      const { display_name: username } = owner;
      const summary = `New answer from ${username}`;
      return {
        id,
        summary,
        ts,
      };
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const fromDate = this.db.get("fromDate");
    const toDate = this._getCurrentEpoch();
    const filter = '!SWKA(ozr4ec2cHE9JK'; // See https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/filters
    const searchParams = {
      fromDate,
      toDate,
      filter,
      sort: 'creation',
      order: 'asc',
      site: this.siteId,
    }

    const items = this.stack_exchange.answersFromUsers(this.userIds, searchParams);
    for await (const item of items) {
      const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
      this.$emit(item, meta);
    }

    this.db.set("fromDate", toDate);
  },
};

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
Stack Exchangestack_exchangeappThis component uses the Stack Exchange app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
SitesiteIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
UsersuserIdsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
timer$.interface.timer

Authentication

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

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

read_inboxno_expirywrite_accessprivate_info

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