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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Dev.to trigger and Google Drive 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 Stories for a Tag trigger
    1. Configure Timer
    2. Optional- Configure Tag
    3. Connect your Dev.to account
  3. Configure the Create New File From Template action
    1. Connect your Google Drive account
    2. Select a File
    3. Select a Folder
    4. Configure Name
    5. Select one or more Mode
    6. Optional- Configure Replace text placeholders
  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 story that has a matching tag (e.g., javascript)
Version:0.0.3
Key:dev_to-fresh-stories-by-tag

Dev.to Overview

With the Dev.to API, you can build applications that:

  • Stand out from the crowd on Dev.to by customizing your profile page
  • Build a Dev.to extension that helps other developers be more productive
  • Develop a bot that helps moderation on Dev.to
  • Get notified whenever a new article is published on a certain topic
  • And much more!

Trigger Code

import devTo from "../../dev_to.app.mjs";
import moment from "moment";
import common from "../common.mjs";

export default {
  name: "New Stories for a Tag",
  type: "source",
  description: "Emit new event for each new story that has a matching tag (e.g., javascript)",
  key: "dev_to-fresh-stories-by-tag",
  version: "0.0.3",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    tag: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Tag",
      description: "Tags to watch",
      optional: true,
      default: "",
    },
    devTo,
  },
  dedupe: "greatest",
  async run({ $ }) {
    const data = await this.devTo.getArticles($, {
      params: {
        per_page: 1000,
        top: 1,
        tag: encodeURIComponent(this.tag),
      },
    });

    data.forEach((event) => {
      this.$emit(event, {
        id: event.id,
        ts: moment(event.published_timestamp).valueOf(),
        summary: event.title,
      });
    });
  },
};

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
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
Timertimer$.interface.timer

How often to poll Dev.to for new articles

Tagtagstring

Tags to watch

Dev.todevToappThis component uses the Dev.to app.

Trigger Authentication

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

Generate an API key at https://dev.to/settings/account

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Action

Description:Create a new Google Docs file from a template. Optionally include placeholders in the template document that will get replaced from this action. [See documentation](https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-docs-mustaches)
Version:0.0.3
Key:google_drive-create-file-from-template

Google Drive Overview

Using the Google Drive API, you can build applications that:

  • Create and manage files and folders
  • Download and upload files
  • Share and organize files
  • Search for files
  • Track changes to files
  • And much more!

Action Code

import googleDrive from "../../google_drive.app.mjs";
import Mustaches from "google-docs-mustaches";

const MODE_GOOGLE_DOC = "Google Doc";
const MODE_PDF = "Pdf";

export default {
  key: "google_drive-create-file-from-template",
  name: "Create New File From Template",
  description: "Create a new Google Docs file from a template. Optionally include placeholders in the template document that will get replaced from this action. [See documentation](https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-docs-mustaches)",
  version: "0.0.3",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleDrive,
    templateId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "fileId",
      ],
      description:
        "Select the document you'd like to use as the template, or use a custom expression to reference a document ID from a previous step.",
    },
    folderId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "folderId",
      ],
      description:
        "Select the folder of the newly created Google Doc and/or PDF, or use a custom expression to reference a folder ID from a previous step.",
    },
    name: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleDrive,
        "fileName",
      ],
      description:
        "Name of the file you want to create (eg. `myFile` will create a Google Doc called `myFile` and a pdf called `myFile.pdf`)",
      optional: false,
    },
    mode: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Mode",
      description: "Specify if you want to create a Google Doc, PDF or both.",
      options: [
        MODE_GOOGLE_DOC,
        MODE_PDF,
      ],
    },
    replaceValues: {
      type: "object",
      label: "Replace text placeholders",
      description: "Replace text placeholders in the document. Use the format {{xyz}} in the document but exclude the curly braces in the key. (eg. `{{myPlaceholder}}` in the document will be replaced by the value of the key `myPlaceholder` in the action.",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const result = {
      folderId: this.folderId,
      name: this.name,
      mode: this.mode,
    };

    const client = new Mustaches.default({
      token: () => this.googleDrive.$auth.oauth_access_token,
    });

    /* CREATE THE GOOGLE DOC */

    const googleDocId = await client.interpolate({
      source: this.templateId,
      destination: this.folderId,
      name: this.name,
      data: this.replaceValues,
    });
    result["googleDocId"] = googleDocId;

    /* CREATE THE PDF */

    if (this.mode.includes(MODE_PDF)) {
      const pdfId = await client.export({
        file: googleDocId,
        mimeType: "application/pdf",
        name: this.name,
        destination: this.folderId,
      });
      result["pdfId"] = pdfId;
    }

    /* REMOVE THE GOOGLE DOC */

    if (!this.mode.includes(MODE_GOOGLE_DOC)) {
      await this.googleDrive.deleteFile(googleDocId);
    }

    $.export("$summary", "New file successfully created");
    return result;
  },
};

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 DrivegoogleDriveappThis component uses the Google Drive app.
FiletemplateIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
FolderfolderIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Namenamestring

Name of the file you want to create (eg. myFile will create a Google Doc called myFile and a pdf called myFile.pdf)

Modemodestring[]Select a value from the drop down menu:Google DocPdf
Replace text placeholdersreplaceValuesobject

Replace text placeholders in the document. Use the format {{xyz}} in the document but exclude the curly braces in the key. (eg. {{myPlaceholder}} in the document will be replaced by the value of the key myPlaceholder in the action.

Action Authentication

Google Drive uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Drive account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Drive 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 Drive API.

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

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drivehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.readonly

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