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Add or update multiple records with Data Stores API on New Message In Channels (Instant) from Slack API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Slack trigger and Data Stores 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 Message In Channels (Instant) trigger
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Select one or more Channels
    3. Configure slackApphook
    4. Optional- Configure Resolve Names
    5. Optional- Configure Ignore Bots
  3. Configure the Add or update multiple records action
    1. Connect your Data Stores account
    2. Configure Data Store
    3. Configure Data
  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 event when a new message is posted to one or more channels
Version:1.0.1
Key:slack-new-message-in-channels

Slack Overview

With the Slack API, you can build all sorts of integrations and applications to
make your work life easier. Here are just a few examples:

  • Automate posting updates to your team channel
  • Create a bot to answer common questions
  • Integrate with your existing tools and services
  • Build a custom dashboard to track your team's progress
  • Create a bot to handle scheduling and meeting requests
  • And much more!

Trigger Code

import common from "../common/base.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "slack-new-message-in-channels",
  name: "New Message In Channels (Instant)",
  version: "1.0.1",
  description: "Emit new event when a new message is posted to one or more channels",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    conversations: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Channels",
      description: "Select one or more channels to monitor for new messages.",
      optional: true,
    },
    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-description,pipedream/props-label
    slackApphook: {
      type: "$.interface.apphook",
      appProp: "slack",
      async eventNames() {
        return this.conversations || [
          "message",
        ];
      },
    },
    resolveNames: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "resolveNames",
      ],
    },
    ignoreBot: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "ignoreBot",
      ],
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    getSummary() {
      return "New message in channel";
    },
    async processEvent(event) {
      if (event.type !== "message") {
        console.log(`Ignoring event with unexpected type "${event.type}"`);
        return;
      }
      if (event.subtype != null && event.subtype != "bot_message" && event.subtype != "file_share") {
        // This source is designed to just emit an event for each new message received.
        // Due to inconsistencies with the shape of message_changed and message_deleted
        // events, we are ignoring them for now. If you want to handle these types of
        // events, feel free to change this code!!
        console.log("Ignoring message with subtype.");
        return;
      }
      if ((this.ignoreBot) && (event.subtype == "bot_message" || event.bot_id)) {
        return;
      }
      if (this.resolveNames) {
        if (event.user) {
          event.user_id = event.user;
          event.user = await this.getUserName(event.user);
        } else if (event.bot_id) {
          event.bot = await this.getBotName(event.bot_id);
        }
        event.channel_id = event.channel;
        event.channel = await this.getConversationName(event.channel);
        if (event.team) {
          event.team_id = event.team;
          event.team = await this.getTeamName(event.team);
        }
      }
      return event;
    },
  },
};

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
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
N/AnameCache$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
Channelsconversationsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
slackApphook$.interface.apphook
Resolve NamesresolveNamesboolean

Instead of returning channel, team, and user as IDs, return their human-readable names.

Ignore BotsignoreBotboolean

Ignore messages from bots

Trigger 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:

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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.

Action

Description:Add or update multiple records to your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).
Version:0.0.5
Key:data_stores-add-update-multiple-records

Action Code

import app from "../../data_stores.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "data_stores-add-update-multiple-records",
  name: "Add or update multiple records",
  description: "Add or update multiple records to your [Pipedream Data Store](https://pipedream.com/data-stores/).",
  version: "0.0.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    app,
    dataStore: {
      propDefinition: [
        app,
        "dataStore",
      ],
    },
    data: {
      label: "Data",
      type: "object",
      description: "Enter data you'd like to add as key-value pairs, or reference an object from a previous step using a custom expression (e.g., `{{steps.data.$return_value}}`). Note that any keys that are duplicated will get overwritten with the last value entered (so `[{jerry: \"constanza\", jerry: \"seinfeld\"}]` will get stored as `[{jerry: \"seinfeld\"}]`).",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    /**
     * Tries to convert a string to a JSON object or a primitive value.
     * @param {any} value Value to be converted
     * @returns The converted value
     */
    convertString(value) {
      // If type is already primitive non string, return it
      const primitives = [
        "boolean",
        "number",
      ];
      if (primitives.includes(typeof value)) {
        return value;
      }

      // Tries to convert string to possible other primitive types
      if (typeof value === "string") {
        // Convert boolean
        if (value.toLowerCase() === "true") {
          return true;
        }
        if (value.toLowerCase() === "false") {
          return false;
        }

        // Convert number
        if (!isNaN(value)) {
          return parseFloat(value);
        }
      }

      return this.app.evaluate(value);
    },
    /**
     * Add all the key-value pairs in the map object to be used in the data store
     * @param {*} data Data to be parsed
     * @param {Map} map Hashmap to be updated
     */
    populateHashMapOfData(data, map) {
      if (!Array.isArray(data) && typeof(data) === "object") {
        Object.keys(data).forEach((key) => map[key] = this.convertString(data[key]));
        return;
      }

      if (Array.isArray(data)) {
        for (const item of data) {
          this.populateHashMapOfData(item, map);
        }
      }
    },
    getHashMapOfData(data) {
      const map = {};
      this.populateHashMapOfData(data, map);
      return map;
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    if (typeof this.data === "string") {
      this.data = this.app.evaluate(this.data);
    }
    const map = this.getHashMapOfData(this.data);
    const keys = Object.keys(map);
    const promises = Object.keys(map).map((key) => this.dataStore.set(key, map[key]));
    await Promise.all(promises);
    if (keys.length === 0) {
      $.export("$summary", "No data was added to the data store.");
    } else {
      // eslint-disable-next-line multiline-ternary
      $.export("$summary", `Successfully added or updated ${keys.length} record${keys.length === 1 ? "" : "s"}`);
    }
    return map;
  },
};

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
Data StoresappappThis component uses the Data Stores app.
Data StoredataStoredata_store

Select an existing Data Store or create a new one.

Datadataobject

Enter data you'd like to add as key-value pairs, or reference an object from a previous step using a custom expression (e.g., {{steps.data.$return_value}}). Note that any keys that are duplicated will get overwritten with the last value entered (so [{jerry: "constanza", jerry: "seinfeld"}] will get stored as [{jerry: "seinfeld"}]).

Action Authentication

The Data Stores API does not require authentication.

About Data Stores

Use Pipedream Data Stores to manage state throughout your workflows.

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