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Add Multiple Rows with Google Sheets API on New Comments by Keyword from Hacker News API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Hacker News trigger and Google Sheets 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 Keyword trigger
    1. Connect your Hacker News account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Optional- Configure Keyword
  3. Configure the Add Multiple Rows action
    1. Connect your Google Sheets account
    2. Optional- Select a Drive
    3. Select a Spreadsheet
    4. Select a Sheet Name
    5. Configure Row Values
  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 comments that mention a specific keyword
Version:0.0.3
Key:hacker_news-new-comments-by-keyword

Trigger Code

const Parser = require("rss-parser")
const parser = new Parser()

const hacker_news = require('../../hacker_news.app.js')

module.exports = {
  key: "hacker_news-new-comments-by-keyword",
  name: "New Comments by Keyword",
  description: "Emit new comments that mention a specific keyword",
  app: "hacker_news",
  version: "0.0.3",
  props: {
    hacker_news,
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: 15,
      },
    },
    db: "$.service.db",
    // If you want a single search feed but multiple keywords, separate the keywords with " OR ":
    keyword: {
      type: "string", 
      label: "Keyword",
      description: "Keyword to watch. Matches comments. Leave blank to get all comments.",
      optional: true,
      default: "",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    // in theory if alternate setting title and description or aren't unique this won't work
    itemKey(item) {
      return item.guid || item.id || item.title || item.description
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const seenKeys = this.db.get("seenKeys") || []
    const seenKeysMap = seenKeys.reduce((acc, v) => {
      acc[v] = true
      return acc
    }, {})
    // All elements of an item are optional, however at least one of title or description must be present.
    // should be listed from most recent to least recent
    const feed = await parser.parseURL(`https://hnrss.org/newcomments?q=${encodeURIComponent(this.keyword)}`)
    for (let idx = feed.items.length - 1; idx >= 0; idx--) {
      const item = feed.items[idx]
      const key = this.itemKey(item)
      // XXX throw if !key?
      if (seenKeysMap[key]) continue
      seenKeys.unshift(key)
      seenKeysMap[key] = true // just in case of dupes
      this.$emit(item, {
        id: this.itemKey(item),
        summary: item.title,
        ts: item.pubdate && +new Date(item.pubdate), 
      })
    }
    if (seenKeys.length) {
      // XXX restrict by byte size instead of el size
      this.db.set("seenKeys", seenKeys.slice(0, 1000))
    }
  },
}

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
Hacker Newshacker_newsappThis component uses the Hacker News app.
timer$.interface.timer
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
Keywordkeywordstring

Keyword to watch. Matches comments. Leave blank to get all comments.

Trigger Authentication

The Hacker News API does not require authentication.

About Hacker News

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Action

Description:Add multiple rows of data to a Google Sheet
Version:0.1.5
Key:google_sheets-add-multiple-rows

Google Sheets Overview

Some examples of things you can build using the Google Sheets API include:

  • A web app that lets users input data into a Google Sheet
  • A script that automatically updates a Google Sheet with data from another
    source
  • A tool that generates graphs and charts from data in a Google Sheet
  • A service that sends data from a Google Sheet to another API or application

Action Code

import googleSheets from "../../google_sheets.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_sheets-add-multiple-rows",
  name: "Add Multiple Rows",
  description: "Add multiple rows of data to a Google Sheet",
  version: "0.1.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleSheets,
    drive: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "watchedDrive",
      ],
    },
    sheetId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetID",
        (c) => ({
          driveId: googleSheets.methods.getDriveId(c.drive),
        }),
      ],
    },
    sheetName: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetName",
        (c) => ({
          sheetId: c.sheetId,
        }),
      ],
    },
    rows: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "rows",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    let rows = this.rows;

    let inputValidated = true;

    if (!Array.isArray(rows)) {
      rows = JSON.parse(this.rows);
    }

    if (!rows || !rows.length || !Array.isArray(rows)) {
      inputValidated = false;
    } else {
      rows.forEach((row) => { if (!Array.isArray(row)) { inputValidated = false; } });
    }

    // Throw an error if input validation failed
    if (!inputValidated) {
      console.error("Data Submitted:");
      console.error(rows);
      throw new Error("Rows data is not an array of arrays. Please enter an array of arrays in the `Rows` parameter above. If you're trying to send a single rows to Google Sheets, search for the action to add a single row to Sheets or try modifying the code for this step.");
    }

    return await this.googleSheets.addRowsToSheet({
      spreadsheetId: this.sheetId,
      range: this.sheetName,
      rows,
    });
  },
};

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 SheetsgoogleSheetsappThis component uses the Google Sheets app.
DrivedrivestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
SpreadsheetsheetIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Sheet NamesheetNamestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Row Valuesrowsstring

Provide an array of arrays. Each nested array should represent a row, with each element of the nested array representing a cell/column value (e.g., passing [["Foo",1,2],["Bar",3,4]] will insert two rows of data with three columns each). The most common pattern is to reference an array of arrays exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}). You may also enter or construct a string that will JSON.parse() to an array of arrays.

Action Authentication

Google Sheets uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Sheets account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Sheets 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 Sheets API.

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

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

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