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Create a Text File with Dropbox API on New Records in View from Airtable API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable 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 Records in View trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
    5. Select a View
  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 record in a view
Version:0.0.1
Key:airtable_oauth-new-records-in-view

Trigger Code

import base from "../common/common.mjs";
import common from "../../../airtable/sources/new-records-in-view/common.mjs";

export default {
  ...base,
  ...common,
  name: "New Records in View",
  description: "Emit new event for each new record in a view",
  key: "airtable_oauth-new-records-in-view",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...base.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        base.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
      description: "The table ID to watch for changes.",
    },
    viewId: {
      propDefinition: [
        base.props.airtable,
        "viewId",
        ({
          baseId, tableId,
        }) => ({
          baseId,
          tableId,
        }),
      ],
      description: "The view ID to watch for changes.",
    },
  },
};

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
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable 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.
ViewviewIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Trigger Authentication

Airtable uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Airtable account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Airtable 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 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:manage

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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:0.0.7
Key:dropbox-create-a-text-file

Dropbox Overview

With the Dropbox API, you can build a variety of applications that range from
simple file sharing to complex content management systems. Some examples of
what you can build using the Dropbox API include:

  • A file sharing application that allows users to share and sync files across
    devices
  • A content management system that allows users to manage and share files and
    folders
  • A note taking application that allows users to sync notes across devices
  • A task management application that allows users to manage and share tasks and
    files
  • A document management application that allows users to manage and share
    documents and files

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: "0.0.7",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "File name",
      description: "Your new file name.",
    },
    path: {
      propDefinition: [
        dropbox,
        "pathFolder",
      ],
      description: "The file path in the user's Dropbox to create the file. 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

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