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Trigger a workflow on New Question for Specific Keywords 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 Question for Specific Keywords trigger
    1. Connect your Stack Exchange account
    2. Select a Site
    3. Configure Keywords
    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 Question for Specific Keywords on Stack Exchange
Description:Emits an event when a new question is posted and related to a set of specific keywords
Version:0.0.2
Key:stack_exchange-new-question-for-specific-keywords

Code

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

module.exports = {
  key: 'stack_exchange-new-question-for-specific-keywords',
  name: 'New Question for Specific Keywords',
  description:
    'Emits an event when a new question is posted and related to a set of specific keywords',
  version: '0.0.2',
  dedupe: 'unique',
  props: {
    stack_exchange,
    db: '$.service.db',
    siteId: {propDefinition: [stack_exchange, 'siteId']},
    keywords: {propDefinition: [stack_exchange, 'keywords']},
    timer: {
      type: '$.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 {question_id: id, creation_date: ts, title} = data;
      const summary = `New question: ${title}`;
      return {
        id,
        summary,
        ts,
      };
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const fromDate = this.db.get('fromDate');
    const toDate = this._getCurrentEpoch();
    const keywordsQuery = this.keywords.join(',');
    const searchParams = {
      fromDate,
      toDate,
      sort: 'creation',
      order: 'asc',
      closed: false,
      site: this.siteId,
      q: keywordsQuery,
    };

    const items = this.stack_exchange.advancedSearch(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.
Keywordskeywordsstring[]

Keywords to search for in questions

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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