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Create a Text File with Dropbox API on New or Modified Records from Airtable (OAuth) API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable (OAuth) trigger and Dropbox 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 or Modified Records trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable (OAuth) account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
    5. Optional- Select one or more Field IDs
    6. Optional- Configure Return Fields By Field ID
  3. Configure the Create a Text File action
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Configure File name
    3. Select a Path
    4. Configure Content
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available 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 event for each new or modified record in a table
Version:0.0.8
Key:airtable_oauth-new-or-modified-records

Airtable (OAuth) Overview

Airtable (OAuth) API on Pipedream allows you to manipulate and leverage your Airtable data in a myriad of powerful ways. Sync data between Airtable and other apps, trigger workflows on updates, or process bulk data operations asynchronously. By using Airtable's structured databases with Pipedream's serverless platform, you can craft custom automation solutions, integrate with other services seamlessly, and streamline complex data processes.

Trigger Code

import base from "../common/common.mjs";
import sampleEmit from "./test-event.mjs";
import moment from "moment";

export default {
  ...base,
  name: "New or Modified Records",
  key: "airtable_oauth-new-or-modified-records",
  description: "Emit new event for each new or modified record in a table",
  version: "0.0.8",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...base.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        base.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
      description: "The table ID to watch for changes.",
    },
    fieldIds: {
      propDefinition: [
        base.props.airtable,
        "sortFieldId",
        ({
          baseId, tableId,
        }) => ({
          baseId,
          tableId,
        }),
      ],
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Field IDs",
      description: "Identifiers of spedific fields/columns to watch for updates",
      withLabel: true,
    },
    returnFieldsByFieldId: {
      propDefinition: [
        base.props.airtable,
        "returnFieldsByFieldId",
      ],
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...base.methods,
    _getFieldValues() {
      return this.db.get("fieldValues") || {};
    },
    _setFieldValues(fieldValues) {
      this.db.set("fieldValues", fieldValues);
    },
    updateFieldValues(newFieldValues, record) {
      const fieldKey = this.returnFieldsByFieldId
        ? "value"
        : "label";
      for (const fieldId of this.fieldIds) {
        newFieldValues[record.id] = {
          ...newFieldValues[record.id],
          [fieldId.value]: record.fields[fieldId[fieldKey]] || null,
        };
      }
      return newFieldValues;
    },
    isUpdated(fieldValues, fieldIds, record) {
      const fieldKey = this.returnFieldsByFieldId
        ? "value"
        : "label";
      for (const fieldId of fieldIds) {
        if (!record.fields[fieldId[fieldKey]]) {
          record.fields[fieldId[fieldKey]] = null;
        }
        if (fieldValues[record.id]
          && fieldValues[record.id][fieldId.value] !== undefined
          && record.fields[fieldId[fieldKey]] !== fieldValues[record.id][fieldId.value]
        ) {
          return true;
        }
      }
      return false;
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    } = this;

    const lastTimestamp = this._getLastTimestamp();
    const fieldValues = this._getFieldValues();
    const isFirstRunWithFields = this.fieldIds && Object.keys(fieldValues).length === 0;
    const params = {
      returnFieldsByFieldId: this.returnFieldsByFieldId || false,
    };
    if (!isFirstRunWithFields) {
      params.filterByFormula = `LAST_MODIFIED_TIME() > "${lastTimestamp}"`;
    }

    const records = await this.airtable.listRecords({
      baseId,
      tableId,
      params,
    });

    if (!records.length) {
      console.log("No new or modified records.");
      return;
    }

    const metadata = {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    };

    let newRecords = 0, modifiedRecords = 0;
    let newFieldValues = {
      ...fieldValues,
    };
    for (const record of records) {
      if (this.fieldIds) {
        newFieldValues = this.updateFieldValues(newFieldValues, record);
      }
      if (!lastTimestamp || moment(record.createdTime) > moment(lastTimestamp)) {
        record.type = "new_record";
        newRecords++;
      } else {
        if (this.fieldIds
          && (!this.isUpdated(fieldValues, this.fieldIds, record) || isFirstRunWithFields)
        ) {
          continue;
        }
        record.type = "record_modified";
        modifiedRecords++;
      }

      record.metadata = metadata;

      this.$emit(record, {
        summary: `${record.type}: ${JSON.stringify(record.fields)}`,
        id: record.id,
        ts: Date.now(),
      });
    }
    this._setFieldValues(newFieldValues);
    console.log(`Emitted ${newRecords} new records(s) and ${modifiedRecords} modified record(s).`);

    // We keep track of the timestamp of the current invocation
    this.updateLastTimestamp(event);
  },
  sampleEmit,
};

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
Airtable (OAuth)airtableappThis component uses the Airtable (OAuth) app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
timer$.interface.timer
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Field IDsfieldIdsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
Return Fields By Field IDreturnFieldsByFieldIdboolean

An optional boolean value that lets you return field objects where the key is the field id. This defaults to false, which returns field objects where the key is the field name.

Trigger Authentication

Airtable (OAuth) uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Airtable (OAuth) account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Airtable (OAuth) and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Airtable (OAuth) API.

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

data.records:readdata.records:writedata.recordComments:readdata.recordComments:writeschema.bases:readschema.bases:writewebhook:manageuser.email:read

About Airtable (OAuth)

Airtable is a low-code platform to build next-gen apps. Move beyond rigid tools, operationalize your critical data, and reimagine workflows with AI.

Action

Description:Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)
Version:0.0.9
Key:dropbox-create-a-text-file

Dropbox Overview

The Dropbox API on Pipedream enables you to automate file and folder operations, streamlining workflows that involve storing, syncing, and sharing content. With this API, you can programmatically manage files, set up event-driven triggers based on changes within Dropbox, and leverage Pipedream's capabilities to connect with hundreds of other apps for extended automation scenarios. It's ideal for building custom file management solutions, archiving systems, or collaborative content workflows without writing extensive code.

Action Code

import dropbox from "../../dropbox.app.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Create a Text File",
  description: "Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify. [See docs here](https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-js/Dropbox.html#filesUpload__anchor)",
  key: "dropbox-create-a-text-file",
  version: "0.0.9",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "File name",
      description: "Your new file name.",
    },
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
        dropbox,
        "path",
        () => ({
          filter: ({ metadata: { metadata: { [".tag"]: type } } }) => type === "folder",
        }),
      ],
      description: "Type the folder name to search for it in the user's Dropbox. If not filled, it will be created in the root folder.",
    },
    content: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Content",
      description: "The content of your new file",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      name,
      content,
      path,
    } = this;

    const res = await this.dropbox.uploadFile({
      contents: Buffer.from(content),
      path: this.dropbox.getNormalizedPath(path, true) + name,
      autorename: true,
    });

    $.export("$summary", `${name} successfully created in the folder ${path?.label || path}`);
    return res;
  },
};

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
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
File namenamestring

Your new file name.

PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Contentcontentstring

The content of your new file

Action Authentication

Dropbox uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Dropbox account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Dropbox and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Dropbox API.

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

About Dropbox

Dropbox gives you secure access to all your files. Collaborate with friends, family, and coworkers from any device.

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