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Create single record with Airtable API on New Inventory Update from Vend API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Vend 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 Inventory Update trigger
    1. Connect your Vend account
    2. Select a Event Type
  3. Configure the Create single record action
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Select a Base
    3. Select a Table
    4. 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 for each update on inventory. [See docs here](https://docs.vendhq.com/reference/post-webhooks)
Version:0.0.1
Key:vend-inventory-update

Trigger Code

import vend from "../../vend.app.mjs";
import constants from "../common/constants.mjs";

export default {
  name: "New Inventory Update",
  version: "0.0.1",
  key: "vend-inventory-update",
  description: "Emit new event for each update on inventory. [See docs here](https://docs.vendhq.com/reference/post-webhooks)",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    vend,
    db: "$.service.db",
    http: "$.interface.http",
    eventType: {
      label: "Event Type",
      description: "The type of the event",
      type: "string",
      options: constants.WEBHOOK_EVENT_TYPES,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    _getWebhookId() {
      return this.db.get("webhookId");
    },
    _setWebhookId(webhookId) {
      this.db.set("webhookId", webhookId);
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const response = await this.vend.createWebhook({
        url: this.http.endpoint,
        active: true,
        type: this.eventType,
      });

      this._setWebhookId(response.id);
    },
    async deactivate() {
      const webhookId = this._getWebhookId();
      await this.vend.removeWebhook(webhookId);
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const { body: { payload } } = event;

    const resource = JSON.parse(payload);

    const ts = new Date();

    this.$emit(resource, {
      id: ts,
      summary: `New event ${this.eventType} (${resource.id}) `,
      ts: ts,
    });
  },
};

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
VendvendappThis component uses the Vend app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
N/Ahttp$.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.
Event TypeeventTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Sale Update", "value": "sale.update" }{ "label": "Product Update", "value": "product.update" }{ "label": "Customer Update", "value": "customer.update" }{ "label": "Inventory Update", "value": "inventory.update" }{ "label": "Register Closure Create", "value": "register_closure.create" }{ "label": "Register Closure Update", "value": "register_closure.update" }{ "label": "Consignment Send", "value": "consignment.send" }{ "label": "Consignment Receive", "value": "consignment.receive" }

Trigger Authentication

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

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

About Vend

Retail POS Software

Action

Description:Adds a record to a table.
Version:1.0.3
Key:airtable-create-single-record

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 commonActions from "../../common/actions.mjs";
import airtable from "../../airtable.app.mjs";
import common from "../common.mjs";

export default {
  key: "airtable-create-single-record",
  name: "Create single record",
  description: "Adds a record to a table.",
  version: "1.0.3",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-label,pipedream/props-description
    tableId: {
      ...common.props.tableId,
      reloadProps: true,
    },
    typecast: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "typecast",
      ],
    },
  },
  async additionalProps() {
    return commonActions.additionalProps(this);
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    return commonActions.createRecord(this, $);
  },
};

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.
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

Looks like a spreadsheet, acts like a database.

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