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Edit a Media Message with Telegram Bot API on New Answers from Specific Users from Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) trigger and Telegram Bot 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 Answers from Specific Users trigger
    1. Connect your Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) account
    2. Select a Site
    3. Select one or more Users
    4. Configure timer
  3. Configure the Edit a Media Message action
    1. Connect your Telegram Bot account
    2. Configure Chat ID
    3. Configure Message ID
    4. Select a Media Type
    5. Optional- Configure Caption
    6. Optional- Configure File Name
    7. Configure Media
    8. Optional- Select a Parse Mode
    9. Optional- Configure Reply Markup
  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:Emits an event when a new answer is posted by one of the specified users
Version:0.0.3
Key:stack_exchange-new-answers-from-users

Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) Overview

The Stack Exchange API provides programmatic access to Stack Overflow and other sites on the Stack Exchange network. With this API, you can fetch questions, answers, comments, user profiles, and other data that enables you to integrate Stack Exchange's wealth of knowledge and community activities into your own applications. Using Pipedream, you can harness this data to create custom workflows that react to events on Stack Exchange, compile reports, or even automate interactions, providing a powerful tool for developers, data analysts, and content creators.

Trigger Code

const stack_exchange = require("../../stack_exchange.app");
const { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } = require("@pipedream/platform");

module.exports = {
  key: "stack_exchange-new-answers-from-users",
  name: "New Answers from Specific Users",
  description: "Emits an event when a new answer is posted by one of the specified users",
  version: "0.0.3",
  dedupe: "unique",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    stack_exchange,
    db: "$.service.db",
    siteId: {
      propDefinition: [
        stack_exchange,
        "siteId",
      ],
    },
    userIds: {
      propDefinition: [
        stack_exchange,
        "userIds",
        (c) => ({
          siteId: c.siteId,
        }),
      ],
    },
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL,
      },
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const fromDate = this._getCurrentEpoch();
      this.db.set("fromDate", fromDate);
    },
  },
  methods: {
    _getCurrentEpoch() {
      // The StackExchange API works with Unix epochs in seconds.
      return Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000);
    },
    generateMeta(data) {
      const {
        answer_id: id,
        owner: owner,
        creation_date: ts,
      } = data;
      const { display_name: username } = owner;
      const summary = `New answer from ${username}`;
      return {
        id,
        summary,
        ts,
      };
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const fromDate = this.db.get("fromDate");
    const toDate = this._getCurrentEpoch();
    const filter = "!SWKA(ozr4ec2cHE9JK"; // See https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/filters
    const searchParams = {
      fromDate,
      toDate,
      filter,
      sort: "creation",
      order: "asc",
      site: this.siteId,
    };

    const items = this.stack_exchange.answersFromUsers(this.userIds, searchParams);
    for await (const item of items) {
      const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
      this.$emit(item, meta);
    }

    this.db.set("fromDate", toDate);
  },
};

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
Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow)stack_exchangeappThis component uses the Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
SitesiteIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
UsersuserIdsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
timer$.interface.timer

Trigger Authentication

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

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

read_inboxno_expirywrite_accessprivate_info

About Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow)

Community-powered Q&A sites, including Stack Overflow

Action

Description:Edits photo or video messages. [See the docs](https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#editmessagemedia) for more information
Version:0.0.6
Key:telegram_bot_api-edit-media-message

Telegram Bot Overview

The Telegram Bot API allows you to build bots that can interact with users on the Telegram platform. Using Pipedream, you can automate messaging, handle commands, and trigger actions based on conversations or alerts. Pipedream's serverless execution model enables you to create complex workflows involving Telegram messages without managing any infrastructure. With Pipedream's integration, you can process inbound messages, send outbound notifications, and connect the Telegram Bot API with numerous other services to create powerful automation solutions.

Action Code

import {
  TELEGRAM_BOT_API_MEDIA_PHOTO,
  TELEGRAM_BOT_API_MEDIA_VIDEO,
} from "../../common/constants.mjs";
import telegramBotApi from "../../telegram_bot_api.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "telegram_bot_api-edit-media-message",
  name: "Edit a Media Message",
  description: "Edits photo or video messages. [See the docs](https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#editmessagemedia) for more information",
  version: "0.0.6",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    telegramBotApi,
    chatId: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "chatId",
      ],
    },
    messageId: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "messageId",
      ],
    },
    type: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "type",
      ],
      options: [
        {
          label: "Photo",
          value: TELEGRAM_BOT_API_MEDIA_PHOTO,
        },
        {
          label: "Video",
          value: TELEGRAM_BOT_API_MEDIA_VIDEO,
        },
      ],
    },
    caption: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "caption",
      ],
    },
    filename: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "filename",
      ],
    },
    media: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "media",
      ],
      label: "Media",
    },
    parse_mode: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "parse_mode",
      ],
    },
    reply_markup: {
      propDefinition: [
        telegramBotApi,
        "reply_markup",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const resp = await this.telegramBotApi.editMessageMedia({
      type: this.type,
      media: this.media,
      caption: this.caption,
      parse_mode: this.parse_mode,
    }, {
      chatId: this.chatId,
      messageId: this.messageId,
      reply_markup: this.reply_markup,
    });
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully edited the ${this.type || "media"} message in chat, "${this.chatId}"`);
    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
Telegram BottelegramBotApiappThis component uses the Telegram Bot app.
Chat IDchatIdstring

Enter the unique identifier for the target chat (e.g. 1035597319) or username of the target public chat (in the format @channelusername or @supergroupusername). For example, if the group's public link is t.me/mygroup, the username is @mygroup.

Message IDmessageIdstring

Enter the message ID.

Media TypetypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Photo", "value": "photo" }{ "label": "Video", "value": "video" }
Captioncaptionstring

Enter the caption.

File Namefilenamestring

Enter a filename.

Mediamediastring

File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers, pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass the path to the file (e.g., /tmp/myFile.ext) to upload a new one using a file downloaded to /tmp. File must meet Telegram's requirements for MIME type and size.

Parse Modeparse_modestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:MarkdownV2HTMLMarkdown
Reply Markupreply_markupstring

Enter additional interface options that are a JSON-serialized object including an inline keyboard, a custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove the reply keyboard or instructions to force a reply from the user, e.g. {"inline_keyboard":[[{"text":"Some button text 2","url":"https://botpress.org"}]]} or {"keyboard":[["Yes","No"],["Maybe"]]}. Note: keyboard cannot be used with channels. See the docs for more information.

Action Authentication

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

To use the Telegram Bot API, you must first create a new bot by chatting with the BotFather.


Telegram Bot how to

After you create your bot, copy the bot token and add it below.

About Telegram Bot

Telegram, is a cloud-based, cross-platform, encrypted instant messaging (IM) service.

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