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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Google Cloud trigger and SWAPI - Star Wars 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 Pub/Sub Messages trigger
    1. Connect your Google Cloud account
    2. Select a Type
  3. Configure the Get Film action
    1. Connect your SWAPI - Star Wars account
    2. Select a film
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger


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.


Description:Emit new Pub/Sub topic in your GCP account. Messages published to this topic are emitted from the Pipedream source.

Google Cloud Overview

The Google Cloud API allows developers to access a variety of Google Cloud
services from their own applications. Services that can be accessed include
Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Functions, and
Google Cloud Pub/Sub. With the Google Cloud API, developers can build a variety
of applications that take advantage of Google Cloud services.

Trigger Code

import { PubSub } from "@google-cloud/pubsub";
import googleCloud from "../../google_cloud.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_cloud-new-pubsub-messages",
  name: "New Pub/Sub Messages",
  description: "Emit new Pub/Sub topic in your GCP account. Messages published to this topic are emitted from the Pipedream source.",
  version: "0.1.4",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique", // Dedupe on Pub/Sub message ID
  props: {
    http: "$.interface.http",
    db: "$.service.db",
    topicType: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Type",
      description: "Do you have an existing Pub/Sub topic, or would you like to create a new one?",
      options: [
      reloadProps: true,
  async additionalProps() {
    const topic = {
      type: "string",
      label: "Pub/Sub Topic Name",
      description: "Select a Pub/Sub topic from your GCP account to watch",
      options: async () => {
        return this.getTopics();
    if (this.topicType === "new") {
      topic.description = "**Pipedream will create a Pub/Sub topic with this name in your account**, converting it to a [valid Pub/Sub topic name](https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/admin#resource_names).";
      delete topic.options;
    return {
  methods: {
    _getTopicName() {
      return this.db.get("topicName");
    _setTopicName(topicName) {
      this.db.set("topicName", topicName);
    _getSubscriptionName() {
      return this.db.get("subscriptionName");
    _setSubscriptionName(subscriptionName) {
      this.db.set("subscriptionName", subscriptionName);
    async getTopics() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);
      const topics = (await pubSubClient.getTopics())[0];
      if (topics.length > 0) {
        return topics.map((topic) => topic.name);
      return [];
    convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(name) {
      // For valid names, see https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/admin#resource_names
      return name
        // Must not start with `goog`. We add a `pd-` at the beginning if that's the case.
        .replace(/(^goog.*)/g, "pd-$1")
        // Must start with a letter, otherwise we add `pd-` at the beginning.
        .replace(/^(?![a-zA-Z]+)/, "pd-")
        // Only certain characters are allowed, the rest will be replaced with a `-`.
        .replace(/[^a-zA-Z0-9_\-.~+%]+/g, "-");
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);

      const currentTopic = {
        name: this.topic,
      if (this.topicType === "new") {
        const topicName = this.convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(this.topic);
        console.log(`Creating Pub/Sub topic ${topicName}`);
        const [
        ] = await pubSubClient.createTopic(topicName);
        currentTopic.name = topic.name;

      const pushEndpoint = this.http.endpoint;
      const subscriptionName = this.convertNameToValidPubSubTopicName(pushEndpoint);
      const subscriptionOptions = {
        pushConfig: {
        `Subscribing this source's URL to the Pub/Sub topic: ${pushEndpoint}
        (under name ${subscriptionName}).`,
      const [
      ] = await pubSubClient
        .createSubscription(subscriptionName, subscriptionOptions);
    async deactivate() {
      const sdkParams = this.googleCloud.sdkParams();
      const pubSubClient = new PubSub(sdkParams);

      const subscriptionName = this._getSubscriptionName();
      if (subscriptionName) {
        await pubSubClient.subscription(subscriptionName).delete();

      if (this.topicType === "new") {
        const topicName = this._getTopicName();
        if (topicName) {
          await pubSubClient.topic(topicName).delete();
  async run(event) {
    const {
    } = event.body.message;

    if (!data) {
      console.warn("No message present, exiting");
    const dataString = Buffer.from(data, "base64").toString("utf-8");
    const metadata = {
      id: messageId,
      summary: dataString,
      ts: +new Date(publishTime),

    let dataObj;
    try {
      dataObj = JSON.parse(dataString);
    } catch (err) {
        `Couldn't parse message as JSON. Emitting raw message. Error: ${err}`,
      dataObj = {
        rawMessage: dataString,
    this.$emit(dataObj, metadata);

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.
Google CloudgoogleCloudappThis component uses the Google Cloud app.
N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
TypetopicTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:existingnew

Trigger Authentication

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

  1. Create a service account in GCP and set the permissions you need for Pipedream workflows.

  2. Generate a service account key

  3. Download the key details in JSON format

  4. Open the JSON in a text editor, and copy and paste its contents here.

About Google Cloud

The Google Cloud Platform, including BigQuery


Description:Get a film

SWAPI - Star Wars Overview

The SWAPI (Star Wars API) provides a wealth of data about the Star Wars
universe to build applications. With the SWAPI, developers can access detailed
Star Wars related data about people, planets, films, species and much more.
From web and mobile applications to data analysis, the possibilities are

Here are a few examples of what developers can build using the SWAPI:

  • Create a Star Wars encyclopedia to document the Star Wars universe and its
  • Design a custom interactive map to explore the planets of the Star Wars
  • Analyze the data to uncover patterns and insights about Star Wars films,
    characters, and species.
  • Design a search engine to query Star Wars related data.
  • Create a mobile app that displays information about the characters, films and
    species in the Star Wars universe.
  • Design a live score system specialized in providing stats related to the Star
    Wars films and characters.

Action Code

const swapi = require("../../swapi.app.js");
const axios = require("axios");

module.exports = {
  key: "swapi-get-film",
  name: "Get Film",
  version: "0.0.13",
  description: "Get a film",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    film: {
      propDefinition: [
  async run() {
    return (await axios({
      url: `https://swapi.dev/api/films/${this.film}`,

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.

SWAPI - Star WarsswapiappThis component uses the SWAPI - Star Wars app.
filmfilmstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Action Authentication

The SWAPI - Star Wars API does not require authentication.

About SWAPI - Star Wars

The Star Wars API

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