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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 Stories by Keyword trigger
    1. Connect your Hacker News account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Optional- Configure Keyword
  3. Configure the Add Single Row action
    1. Connect your Google Sheets account
    2. Optional- Select a Drive
    3. Select a Spreadsheet
    4. Select a Sheet Name
    5. Select a Does the first row of the sheet have headers?
  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 stories that mention a specific keyword
Version:0.0.4
Key:hacker_news-new-stories-by-keyword

Trigger Code

const Parser = require("rss-parser");
const hacker_news = require("../../hacker_news.app.js");
const { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } = require("@pipedream/platform");

const parser = new Parser();

module.exports = {
  key: "hacker_news-new-stories-by-keyword",
  name: "New Stories by Keyword",
  description: "Emit new stories that mention a specific keyword",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    hacker_news,
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL,
      },
    },
    db: "$.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 story titles. Leave blank to get all stories.",
      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/newest?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 story titles. Leave blank to get all stories.

Trigger Authentication

The Hacker News API does not require authentication.

About Hacker News

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Action

Description:Add a single row of data to Google Sheets
Version:2.0.9
Key:google_sheets-add-single-row

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";
import { ConfigurationError } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "google_sheets-add-single-row",
  name: "Add Single Row",
  description: "Add a single row of data to Google Sheets",
  version: "2.0.9",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleSheets,
    drive: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "watchedDrive",
      ],
    },
    sheetId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetID",
        (c) => ({
          driveId: googleSheets.methods.getDriveId(c.drive),
        }),
      ],
      description: "",
      withLabel: true,
    },
    sheetName: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetName",
        (c) => ({
          sheetId: c.sheetId?.value || c.sheetId,
        }),
      ],
      description: "",
    },
    hasHeaders: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Does the first row of the sheet have headers?",
      description: "If the first row of your document has headers we'll retrieve them to make it easy to enter the value for each column.",
      options: [
        "Yes",
        "No",
      ],
      reloadProps: true,
    },
  },
  async additionalProps() {
    const sheetId = this.sheetId?.value || this.sheetId;
    const props = {};
    if (this.hasHeaders === "Yes") {
      const { values } = await this.googleSheets.getSpreadsheetValues(sheetId, `${this.sheetName}!1:1`);
      if (!values[0]?.length) {
        throw new ConfigurationError("Cound not find a header row. Please either add headers and click \"Refresh fields\" or adjust the action configuration to continue.");
      }
      for (let i = 0; i < values[0]?.length; i++) {
        props[`col_${i.toString().padStart(4, "0")}`] = {
          type: "string",
          label: values[0][i],
          optional: true,
        };
      }
    } else if (this.hasHeaders === "No") {
      props.myColumnData = {
        type: "string[]",
        label: "Values",
        description: "Provide a value for each cell of the row. Google Sheets accepts strings, numbers and boolean values for each cell. To set a cell to an empty value, pass an empty string.",
      };
    }
    return props;
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const sheetId = this.sheetId?.value || this.sheetId;
    let cells;
    if (this.hasHeaders === "Yes") {
      // TODO: If we could create a variable using this.allColumns in additionalProps, we dont need
      // to call getSpreadsheetValues here again.
      const { values: rows } = await this.googleSheets.getSpreadsheetValues(sheetId, `${this.sheetName}!1:1`);
      const [
        headers,
      ] = rows;
      cells = headers
        .map((_, i) => `col_${i.toString().padStart(4, "0")}`)
        .map((column) => this[column] ?? "");
    } else {
      cells = this.googleSheets.sanitizedArray(this.myColumnData);
    }

    // validate input
    if (!cells || !cells.length) {
      throw new Error("Please enter an array of elements in `Cells / Column Values`.");
    } else if (!Array.isArray(cells)) {
      throw new Error("Cell / Column data is not an array. Please enter an array of elements in `Cells / Column Values`.");
    } else if (Array.isArray(cells[0])) {
      throw new Error("Cell / Column data is a multi-dimensional array. A one-dimensional is expected. If you're trying to send multiple rows to Google Sheets, search for the action to add multiple rows to Sheets.");
    }

    const {
      arr,
      convertedIndexes,
    } = this.googleSheets.arrayValuesToString(cells);

    const data = await this.googleSheets.addRowsToSheet({
      spreadsheetId: sheetId,
      range: this.sheetName,
      rows: [
        arr,
      ],
    });

    let summary = `Added 1 row to [${this.sheetId?.label || this.sheetId} (${data.updatedRange})](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/${sheetId}).`;
    if (convertedIndexes.length > 0) {
      summary += " We detected something other than a string/number/boolean in at least one of the fields and automatically converted it to a string.";
    }
    $.export("$summary", summary);

    return data;
  },
};

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.
Does the first row of the sheet have headers?hasHeadersstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:YesNo

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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