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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 Feed URL
    3. Configure timer
  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


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.


Description:Emit new items from an RSS feed.

Trigger Code

import rssApp from "../../rss.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "rss-new-item-in-feed",
  name: "New Item in Feed",
  type: "source",
  description: "Emit new items from an RSS feed.",
  version: "0.0.2",
  props: {
    url: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Feed URL",
      description: "Enter the URL for any public RSS feed.",
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: 60 * 15,
  dedupe: "unique",
  async run() {
    const feed = await this.rssApp.fetchFeed(this, this.url);
    const items = await this.rssApp.parseFeed(feed);
    for (const item of items) {
      const itemKey = this.rssApp.itemKey(item);
      this.$emit(item, {
        id: itemKey,
        summary: item.title,
        ts: item.pubdate && +new Date(item.pubdate),

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.
RSSrssAppappThis component uses the RSS app.
Feed URLurlstring

Enter the URL for any public RSS feed.


Trigger Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

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

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: {
    docId: {
      propDefinition: [
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
    appendAtBeginning: {
      propDefinition: [
  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.

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

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:


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