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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS trigger and Google Docs 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 Append Image to Document action
    1. Connect your Google Docs account
    2. Select a Document
    3. Configure Image URL
    4. Optional- Configure Append at Beginning
  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:1.0.3
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: "1.0.3",
    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

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Action

Description:Appends an image to the end of a document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertInlineImageRequest)
Version:0.0.2
Key:google_docs-append-image

Action Code

import googleDocs from "../../google_docs.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_docs-append-image",
  name: "Append Image to Document",
  description: "Appends an image to the end of a document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertInlineImageRequest)",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDocs,
    docId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "docId",
      ],
    },
    imageUri: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "imageUri",
      ],
    },
    appendAtBeginning: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "appendAtBeginning",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const image = {
      uri: this.imageUri,
    };
    const { data } = await this.googleDocs.appendImage(this.docId, image, this.appendAtBeginning);
    $.export("$summary", "Successfully appended image to doc");
    return {
      documentId: data.documentId,
    };
  },
};

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 DocsgoogleDocsappThis component uses the Google Docs app.
DocumentdocIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Image URLimageUristring

The URL of the image you want to insert to the doc

Append at BeginningappendAtBeginningboolean

Whether to append at the beginning (true) of the document or at the end (false). Defaults to false

Action Authentication

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

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

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

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