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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Twilio 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 Incoming SMS (Instant) trigger
    1. Connect your Twilio account
    2. Select a Incoming Phone Number
    3. Configure Twilio Auth Token
    4. Optional- Configure Response Message
  3. Configure the Append Text action
    1. Connect your Google Docs account
    2. Select a Document
    3. Configure Text
    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:Configures a webhook in Twilio, tied to an incoming phone number, and emits an event each time an SMS is sent to that number
Version:0.0.7
Key:twilio-new-incoming-sms

Trigger Code

import common from "../common-webhook.mjs";
import twilio from "twilio";
const MessagingResponse = twilio.twiml.MessagingResponse;

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "twilio-new-incoming-sms",
  name: "New Incoming SMS (Instant)",
  description:
    "Configures a webhook in Twilio, tied to an incoming phone number, and emits an event each time an SMS is sent to that number",
  version: "0.0.7",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    responseMessage: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.twilio,
        "responseMessage",
      ],
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    async setWebhook(...args) {
      return await this.twilio.setIncomingSMSWebhookURL(...args);
    },
    getResponseBody() {
      const twiml = new MessagingResponse();
      let responseBody = "<Response></Response>";
      if (this.responseMessage) {
        twiml.message(this.responseMessage);
        responseBody = twiml.toString();
      }
      return responseBody;
    },
    generateMeta(body, headers) {
      return {
        /** if Twilio retries a message, but we've already emitted, dedupe */
        id: headers["i-twilio-idempotency-token"],
        summary: body.Body,
        ts: Date.now(),
      };
    },
  },
};

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
TwiliotwilioappThis component uses the Twilio app.
Incoming Phone NumberincomingPhoneNumberstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Twilio Auth TokenauthTokenstring

Your Twilio auth token, found in your Twilio console. Required for validating Twilio events.

N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
Response MessageresponseMessagestring

The message you want to send in response to incoming messages. Leave this blank if you don't need to issue a response.

Trigger Authentication

Twilio uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Twilio account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Twilio APIs in both code and no-code steps.

In Twilio, create an API key. There are two types of keys: Master and Standard. You'll need a Master key to interact with certain API endpoints, like /Accounts. If you don't need to interact with those endpoints, you can use a Standard key.

Once created, you'll receive an Sid and Secret here that you should enter in the corresponding fields below.

Then, in your Twilio Dashboard, you'll see your Account SID listed near the top. This is required for certain API operations. Enter that in the AccountSid field below.

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Action

Description:Append text to an existing document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertTextRequest)
Version:0.1.0
Key:google_docs-append-text

Action Code

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

export default {
  key: "google_docs-append-text",
  name: "Append Text",
  description: "Append text to an existing document. [See the docs](https://developers.google.com/docs/api/reference/rest/v1/documents/request#InsertTextRequest)",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDocs,
    docId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "docId",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "text",
      ],
    },
    appendAtBeginning: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDocs,
        "appendAtBeginning",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const text = {
      text: this.text,
    };
    await this.googleDocs.insertText(this.docId, text, this.appendAtBeginning);
    $.export("summary", "Successfully appended text to doc");
    return {
      documentId: this.docId,
    };
  },
};

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.
Texttextstring

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) or a reference to a string exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}).

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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