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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Box trigger and Airtable 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 Event trigger
    1. Connect your Box account
    2. Select a Target
    3. Select one or more Event types
  3. Configure the Create Multiple Records action
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Select a Base
    3. Select a Table
    4. Configure Records
    5. Configure Typecast
  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 event when an event with subscribed event source triggered on a target, [See the docs](https://developer.box.com/reference/post-webhooks)
Version:0.0.1
Key:box-new-event

Box Overview

With the Box API, you can build applications that:

  • Access files stored in Box
  • Upload or download files
  • Search for files and folders
  • Modify files and folders
  • Manage comments, tasks, and notifications
  • Work with content collaboration
  • Integrate withBox View to display PDFs, Office documents, and more

Trigger Code

import common from "../common/common.mjs";
import eventsTypes from "../common/eventTypes.mjs";

export default {
  key: "box-new-event",
  name: "New Event",
  description: "Emit new event when an event with subscribed event source triggered on a target, [See the docs](https://developer.box.com/reference/post-webhooks)",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  ...common,
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    events: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Event types",
      description: "The events that trigger the webhook.",
      options: eventsTypes,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    getTriggers() {
      return this.events;
    },
    getSummary(event) {
      const eventType = eventsTypes.find((pair) => pair.value == event?.trigger);
      return  `New ${eventType?.label ?? "unclassified"} event with ID(${event.id})`;
    },
  },
};

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
BoxappappThis component uses the Box app.
N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
TargetwebhookTargetstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Event typeseventsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "File Uploaded", "value": "FILE.UPLOADED" }{ "label": "File Previewed", "value": "FILE.PREVIEWED" }{ "label": "File Downloaded", "value": "FILE.DOWNLOADED" }{ "label": "File Trashed", "value": "FILE.TRASHED" }{ "label": "File Deleted", "value": "FILE.DELETED" }{ "label": "File Restored", "value": "FILE.RESTORED" }{ "label": "File Closed", "value": "FILE.COPIED" }{ "label": "File Moved", "value": "FILE.MOVED" }{ "label": "File Locked", "value": "FILE.LOCKED" }{ "label": "File Unlocked", "value": "FILE.UNLOCKED" }{ "label": "File Renamed", "value": "FILE.RENAMED" }{ "label": "Comment Created", "value": "COMMENT.CREATED" }{ "label": "Comment Updated", "value": "COMMENT.UPDATED" }{ "label": "Comment Deleted", "value": "COMMENT.DELETED" }{ "label": "Task Assignment Created", "value": "TASK_ASSIGNMENT.CREATED" }{ "label": "Task Assignment Updated", "value": "TASK_ASSIGNMENT.UPDATED" }{ "label": "Metadata Instance Created", "value": "METADATA_INSTANCE.CREATED" }{ "label": "Metadata Instance Updated", "value": "METADATA_INSTANCE.UPDATED" }{ "label": "Metadata Instance Deleted", "value": "METADATA_INSTANCE.DELETED" }{ "label": "Folder Created", "value": "FOLDER.CREATED" }{ "label": "Folder Renamed", "value": "FOLDER.RENAMED" }{ "label": "Folder Downloaded", "value": "FOLDER.DOWNLOADED" }{ "label": "Folder Restored", "value": "FOLDER.RESTORED" }{ "label": "Folder Deleted", "value": "FOLDER.DELETED" }{ "label": "Folder Copied", "value": "FOLDER.COPIED" }{ "label": "Folder Moved", "value": "FOLDER.MOVED" }{ "label": "Folder Trashed", "value": "FOLDER.TRASHED" }{ "label": "Webhook Deleted", "value": "WEBHOOK.DELETED" }{ "label": "Collaboration Created", "value": "COLLABORATION.CREATED" }{ "label": "Collaboration Accepted", "value": "COLLABORATION.ACCEPTED" }{ "label": "Collaboration Rejected", "value": "COLLABORATION.REJECTED" }{ "label": "Collaboration Removed", "value": "COLLABORATION.REMOVED" }{ "label": "Collaboration Updated", "value": "COLLABORATION.UPDATED" }{ "label": "Shared Link Deleted", "value": "SHARED_LINK.DELETED" }{ "label": "Shared Link Created", "value": "SHARED_LINK.CREATED" }{ "label": "Shared Link Updated", "value": "SHARED_LINK.UPDATED" }{ "label": "Sign Request Completed", "value": "SIGN_REQUEST.COMPLETED" }{ "label": "Sign Request Declined", "value": "SIGN_REQUEST.DECLINED" }{ "label": "Sign Request Expired", "value": "SIGN_REQUEST.EXPIRED" }

Trigger Authentication

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Action

Description:Create one or more records in a table by passing an array of objects containing field names and values as key/value pairs.
Version:0.2.0
Key:airtable-create-multiple-records

Airtable Overview

Using the Airtable API, you can build applications that can:

  • Create and manage databases
  • Add, update, and delete records
  • Search for records
  • Sort and filter records
  • Display records in a variety of ways
  • Import and export data

Action Code

import chunk from "lodash.chunk";
import airtable from "../../airtable.app.mjs";
import common from "../common.mjs";

const BATCH_SIZE = 10; // The Airtable API allows us to update up to 10 rows per request.

export default {
  key: "airtable-create-multiple-records",
  name: "Create Multiple Records",
  description: "Create one or more records in a table by passing an array of objects containing field names and values as key/value pairs.",
  version: "0.2.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    records: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "records",
      ],
    },
    typecast: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "typecast",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const baseId = this.baseId?.value ?? this.baseId;
    const tableId = this.tableId?.value ?? this.tableId;

    const table = this.airtable.base(baseId)(tableId);

    let data = this.records;
    if (!Array.isArray(data)) {
      data = JSON.parse(data);
    }
    data = data.map((fields) => ({
      fields,
    }));
    if (!data.length) {
      throw new Error("No Airtable record data passed to step. Please pass at least one record");
    }

    const params = {
      typecast: this.typecast,
    };

    const responses = [];
    for (const c of chunk(data, BATCH_SIZE)) {
      try {
        responses.push(...(await table.create(c, params)));
      } catch (err) {
        this.airtable.throwFormattedError(err);
      }
    }

    const l = responses.length;
    $.export("$summary", `Added ${l} record${l === 1
      ? ""
      : "s"} to ${this.baseId?.label || baseId}: [${this.tableId?.label || tableId}](https://airtable.com/${baseId}/${tableId})`);

    return responses;
  },
};

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
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Recordsrecordsstring

Provide an array of objects. Each object should represent a new record with the column name as the key and the data to insert as the corresponding value (e.g., passing [{"foo":"bar","id":123},{"foo":"baz","id":456}] will create two records and with values added to the fields foo and id). The most common pattern is to reference an array of objects exported by a previous step (e.g., {{steps.foo.$return_value}}). You may also enter or construct a string that will JSON.parse() to an array of objects.

Typecasttypecastboolean

The Airtable API will perform best-effort automatic data conversion from string values if the typecast parameter is True. Automatic conversion is disabled by default to ensure data integrity, but it may be helpful for integrating with 3rd party data sources.

Action Authentication

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

Visit your account settings, copy your API key, and enter it below. If you only need to read data from Airtable, and not modify it, you can generate a read-only API key.


get airtable api key

About Airtable

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