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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS 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 Item in Feed trigger
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure Feed URL
    3. Configure timer
  3. Configure the Create single record action
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure baseId
    3. Configure tableId
    4. Configure Record
    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 items from an RSS feed.
Version:0.0.1
Key:rss-new-item-in-feed

Trigger Code

const rss = require('../../rss.app.js')
const fetch = require('node-fetch')
const FeedParser = require('feedparser')
const hash = require('object-hash')

module.exports = {
  key: "rss-new-item-in-feed",
  name: "New Item in Feed",
  description: "Emit new items from an RSS feed.",
  version: "0.0.1",
  props: {
    rss: {
      type: 'app',
      app: 'rss',
    },
    url:{
      type: "string",
      label: 'Feed URL',
      description: "Enter the URL for any public RSS feed.",
    },
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: 60 * 15,
      },
    },
    rss,
  },
  methods: {
    // in theory if alternate setting title and description or aren't unique this won't work
    itemKey(item) {
      return item.guid || item.id || hash(item)
    },
  },
  dedupe: "unique",
  async run() {
    const res = await fetch(this.url, {
      'user-agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/31.0.1650.63 Safari/537.36',
      accept: 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml',
    })
    if (res.status !== 200) throw new Error('Bad status code')
    const feedparser = new FeedParser({
      addmeta: false,
    })
    const items = []
    await new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
      feedparser.on('error', reject)
      feedparser.on('end', resolve)
      feedparser.on('readable', function() {
        let item
        while (item = this.read()) {
          for (const k in item) {
            if (item[`rss:${k}`]) {
              delete item[`rss:${k}`]
              continue
            }
            const o = item[k]
            if (o == null || (typeof o === 'object' && !Object.keys(o).length) || Array.isArray(o) && !o.length) {
              delete item[k]
              continue
            }
          }
          items.push(item)
        }
      })
      res.body.pipe(feedparser)
    })

    items.forEach(item=>{
      this.$emit(item, {
        id: this.itemKey(item),
        summary: item.title,
        ts: item.pubdate && +new Date(item.pubdate), 
      })
    })
  },
}

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
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.
Feed URLurlstring

Enter the URL for any public RSS feed.

timer$.interface.timer

Trigger Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

About RSS

Real Simple Syndication

Action

Description:Adds a record to a table.
Version:0.1.1
Key:airtable-create-single-record

Action Code

const airtable = require("../../airtable.app.js");
const common = require("../common.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "airtable-create-single-record",
  name: "Create single record",
  description: "Adds a record to a table.",
  version: "0.1.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    record: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "record",
      ],
    },
    typecast: {
      propDefinition: [
        airtable,
        "typecast",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const table = this.airtable.base(this.baseId)(this.tableId);

    this.airtable.validateRecord(this.record);

    const data = [
      {
        fields: this.record,
      },
    ];

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

    try {
      const [
        response,
      ] = await table.create(data, params);
      return response;
    } catch (err) {
      this.airtable.throwFormattedError(err);
    }
  },
};

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.
baseIdbaseId$.airtable.baseId
tableIdtableId$.airtable.tableId
Recordrecordobject

Enter the column name for the key and the corresponding column value. You can include all, some, or none of the field values. You may also disable structured mode to pass a JSON object with key/value pairs representing columns and values.

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.

Airtable uses simple token-based authentication. To generate or manage your API key, visit your account settings.

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