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Add Quick Event with Google Calendar API on New Item in Feed from RSS API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS trigger and Google Calendar 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 Add Quick Event action
    1. Connect your Google Calendar account
    2. Select a Calendar ID
    3. Configure Event Title
  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:1.1.0
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: "1.1.0",
    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

Real Simple Syndication

Action

Description:Create an event to the Google Calendar. [See the docs here](https://googleapis.dev/nodejs/googleapis/latest/calendar/classes/Resource$Events.html#quickAdd)
Version:0.1.0
Key:google_calendar-quick-add-event

Google Calendar Overview

The Google Calendar API gives developers access to Google Calendar data,
allowing them to create their own applications that can read, write, and update
calendar data. With the API, users can integrate their own calendar
applications with Google Calendar, giving them the ability to manage their
calendars in one place. The API also provides the ability to search for events
and create new events.

Possible applications that could be built using the Google Calendar API
include:

  • A calendar application that integrates with Google Calendar, allowing users
    to manage their calendars in one place.
  • A calendar application that allows users to search for events and create new
    events.
  • A to-do list application that integrates with Google Calendar, allowing users
    to see their tasks and events in one place.
  • A reminder application that uses Google Calendar data to remind users of
    upcoming events.

Action Code

import googleCalendar from "../../google_calendar.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_calendar-quick-add-event",
  name: "Add Quick Event",
  description: "Create an event to the Google Calendar. [See the docs here](https://googleapis.dev/nodejs/googleapis/latest/calendar/classes/Resource$Events.html#quickAdd)",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleCalendar,
    calendarId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleCalendar,
        "calendarId",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      label: "Event Title",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter static text (e.g., `hello world`) for the event name",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const response = await this.googleCalendar.quickAddEvent({
      calendarId: this.calendarId,
      text: this.text,
    });

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully quick added event ${response.id}`);

    return response;
  },
};

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 CalendargoogleCalendarappThis component uses the Google Calendar app.
Calendar IDcalendarIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Event Titletextstring

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) for the event name

Action Authentication

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

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

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.eventshttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.readonlyhttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.settings.readonly

About Google Calendar

Scheduling calendar service developed by Google

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