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Delay Workflow with Delay API on New Event Start from Google Calendar API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Google Calendar trigger and Delay 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 Start trigger
    1. Connect your Google Calendar account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Optional- Select a Calendar ID
    4. Configure Minutes Before
  3. Configure the Delay Workflow action
    1. Connect your Delay account
    2. Configure Duration to delay (value)
    3. Select a Duration to delay (unit)
  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 when the specified time before the Google Calendar event starts
Version:0.1.8
Key:google_calendar-event-start

Google Calendar Overview

The Google Calendar API lets you dip into the powerhouse of scheduling, allowing for the reading, creation, and manipulation of events and calendars directly from your applications. Through Pipedream, you can seamlessly integrate Google Calendar into a myriad of workflows, automating event management, syncing with other services, setting up custom reminders, or even collating data for reporting. The key here is to streamline your calendar-related processes, ensuring that your time management is as efficient and automated as possible.

Trigger Code

import common from "../common/common.mjs";
import sampleEmit from "./test-event.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "google_calendar-event-start",
  name: "New Event Start",
  description: "Emit new event when the specified time before the Google Calendar event starts",
  version: "0.1.8",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    calendarId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.googleCalendar,
        "calendarId",
      ],
    },
    minutesBefore: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Minutes Before",
      description: "Emit the event this many minutes before the event starts",
      default: 5,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    getMillisecondsBefore() {
      return +this.minutesBefore * 60 * 1000;
    },
    getConfig({
      now, intervalMs,
    }) {
      const {
        getMillisecondsBefore,
        calendarId,
      } = this;

      const timeMin = new Date(now.getTime() - getMillisecondsBefore()).toISOString();
      const timeMax = new Date(now.getTime() + intervalMs).toISOString();
      return {
        calendarId,
        timeMax,
        timeMin,
        singleEvents: true,
        orderBy: "startTime",
      };
    },
    isRelevant(event, {
      now, intervalMs,
    }) {
      const start = new Date(event?.start?.dateTime);
      const msFromStart = start.getTime() - now.getTime();
      return msFromStart > 0
        && msFromStart < (this.getMillisecondsBefore() + intervalMs);
    },
  },
  sampleEmit,
};

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
Google CalendargoogleCalendarappThis component uses the Google Calendar app.
timer$.interface.timer
Calendar IDcalendarIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Minutes BeforeminutesBeforeinteger

Emit the event this many minutes before the event starts

Trigger Authentication

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

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

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.eventshttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.readonlyhttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.settings.readonly

About Google Calendar

With Google Calendar, you can quickly schedule meetings and events and get reminders about upcoming activities, so you always know what’s next.

Action

Description:Delay the execution of your workflow for a specific amount of time (does not count against your compute time).
Version:0.0.1
Key:delay-workflow-delay

Delay Overview

The Delay API in Pipedream is a built-in function that allows you to pause a workflow for a specified amount of time. This can be incredibly useful when you need to stagger API calls to avoid rate limits, wait for an external process to complete, or simply introduce a delay between actions in a sequence. With precision up to milliseconds, the Delay API provides a simple yet powerful tool for managing timing in automation workflows.

Action Code

import delay from "../../delay.app.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Delay Workflow",
  version: "0.0.1",
  key: "delay-workflow-delay",
  type: "action",
  description: "Delay the execution of your workflow for a specific amount of time (does not count against your compute time).",
  props: {
    delay,
    delayDurationValue: {
      propDefinition: [
        delay,
        "delayDurationValue",
      ],
      label: "Duration to delay (value)",
      description: "Specify a value for how long you'd like to delay your workflow.",
    },
    delayDurationUnit: {
      propDefinition: [
        delay,
        "delayDurationUnit",
      ],
      label: "Duration to delay (unit)",
      description: "Specify the time unit for delaying the workflow.",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const milliseconds = this.delay.convertToMilliseconds(
      this.delayDurationUnit,
      this.delayDurationValue,
    );
    const resp = await $.flow.delay(milliseconds);
    $.export(
      "$summary",
      `Successfully configured this workflow to delay for ${this.delayDurationValue} ${this.delayDurationUnit}.`,
    );
    return resp;
  },
};

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
DelaydelayappThis component uses the Delay app.
Duration to delay (value)delayDurationValueinteger

Specify a value for how long you'd like to delay your workflow.

Duration to delay (unit)delayDurationUnitstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:MillisecondsSecondsMinutesHours

Action Authentication

The Delay API does not require authentication.

About Delay

Delay, pause, suspend, or have the execution of your workflow wait for as little as one millisecond, or as long as one year.

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