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Import Message with Front API on New Records from Airtable API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Airtable trigger and Front 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 Records trigger
    1. Connect your Airtable account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Base
    4. Select a Table
  3. Configure the Import Message action
    1. Connect your Front account
    2. Select a Inbox ID
    3. Configure Handle
    4. Optional- Configure Name
    5. Optional- Select a Author ID
    6. Configure To
    7. Optional- Configure CC
    8. Optional- Configure BCC
    9. Optional- Configure Subject
    10. Configure Body
    11. Select a Body Format
    12. Configure External ID
    13. Configure Created At
    14. Optional- Select a Type
    15. Select a Assignee ID
    16. Optional- Select one or more Tag IDs
    17. Optional- Select a Thread Ref
    18. Configure Is Inbound
    19. Optional- Configure Is Archive
    20. Optional- Configure Should Skip Rules
  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 an event for each new record in a table
Version:0.2.0
Key:airtable-new-records

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

Trigger Code

import moment from "moment";
import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform";

import common from "../common.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  name: "New Records",
  description: "Emit an event for each new record in a table",
  key: "airtable-new-records",
  version: "0.2.0",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    tableId: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.airtable,
        "tableId",
        ({ baseId }) => ({
          baseId,
        }),
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    } = this;

    const config = {
      url: `https://api.airtable.com/v0/${encodeURIComponent(baseId)}/${encodeURIComponent(tableId)}`,
      params: {},
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.airtable.$auth.api_key}`,
      },
    };

    const lastTimestamp = this.db.get("lastTimestamp");
    config.params.filterByFormula = `CREATED_TIME() > "${lastTimestamp}"`;

    const data = await axios(this, config);

    if (!data.records.length) {
      console.log("No new records.");
      return;
    }

    const metadata = {
      baseId,
      tableId,
      viewId,
    };

    let maxTimestamp;
    let recordCount = 0;
    for (const record of data.records) {
      record.metadata = metadata;

      this.$emit(record, {
        ts: moment(record.createdTime).valueOf(),
        summary: JSON.stringify(record.fields),
        id: record.id,
      });
      if (!maxTimestamp || moment(record.createdTime).valueOf() > moment(maxTimestamp).valueOf()) {
        maxTimestamp = record.createdTime;
      }
      recordCount++;
    }
    console.log(`Emitted ${recordCount} new records(s).`);
    this.db.set("lastTimestamp", maxTimestamp);
  },
};

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
AirtableairtableappThis component uses the Airtable app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
timer$.interface.timer
BasebaseIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
TabletableIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Trigger 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.

Action

Description:Appends a new message into an inbox. [See the docs here](https://dev.frontapp.com/reference/import-inbox-message).
Version:0.1.4
Key:frontapp-import-message

Front Overview

With the Front API, you can build a variety of applications and integrations to
help you and your team manage your email inboxes. Here are a few examples of
what you can build:

  • A personalized email assistant that can help you triage and respond to emails
  • An integration with your CRM that automatically adds emails from customers to
    your CRM
  • A tool that flags important emails and sends you notifications about them
  • An app that helps you find emails from a specific sender or with a certain
    subject line
  • A script that archives all of your old emails

These are just a few examples of what you can build with the Front API – the
possibilities are really only limited by your imagination!

Action Code

import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";
import frontApp from "../../frontapp.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "frontapp-import-message",
  name: "Import Message",
  description: "Appends a new message into an inbox. [See the docs here](https://dev.frontapp.com/reference/import-inbox-message).",
  version: "0.1.4",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    frontApp,
    inboxId: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "inboxId",
      ],
    },
    handle: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Handle",
      description: "Handle used to reach the contact. Can be an email address, a twitter, handle, a phone number, custom handle ...",
    },
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Name",
      description: "Name of the contact.",
      optional: true,
    },
    authorId: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "teammateId",
      ],
      label: "Author ID",
      description: "ID of the teammate who is the author of the message. Ignored if the message is inbound.",
      optional: true,
    },
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "to",
      ],
    },
    cc: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "cc",
      ],
    },
    bcc: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "bcc",
      ],
    },
    subject: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Subject",
      description: "Subject of the message.",
      optional: true,
    },
    body: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Body",
      description: "Body of the message.",
    },
    bodyFormat: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "bodyFormat",
      ],
    },
    externalId: {
      type: "string",
      label: "External ID",
      description: "External identifier of the message. Front won't import two messages with the same external ID.",
    },
    createdAt: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Created At",
      description: "Date at which the message has been sent or received. A timestamp is expected as in `1655507769`",
      default: Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000),
    },
    type: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Type",
      description: "Type of the message to import. Can be one of: `email`, `sms`, `intercom`, `custom`. (Default: `email`)",
      optional: true,
      options: [
        "email",
        "sms",
        "intercom",
        "custom",
      ],
    },
    assigneeId: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "teammateId",
      ],
      label: "Assignee ID",
      description: "ID of the teammate who will be assigned to the conversation.",
    },
    tags: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "tagIds",
      ],
      description: "List of tag names to add to the conversation (unknown tags will automatically be created)",
    },
    threadRef: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "threadRef",
      ],
    },
    isInbound: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Is Inbound",
      description: "Whether or not the message is received (inbound) or sent (outbound) by you",
    },
    isArchive: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Is Archive",
      description: "Whether or not the message should be directly archived once imported. (Default: true)",
      optional: true,
    },
    shouldSkipRules: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Should Skip Rules",
      description: "Whether or not the rules should apply to this message. (Default: true)",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      inboxId,
      handle,
      name,
      authorId,
      subject,
      body,
      bodyFormat,
      externalId,
      createdAt,
      type,
      assigneeId,
      threadRef,
      isArchive,
      isInbound,
      shouldSkipRules,
    } = this;

    const to = utils.parse(this.to);
    const cc = utils.parse(this.cc);
    const bcc = utils.parse(this.bcc);
    const tags = utils.parse(this.tags);

    const data = {
      sender: {
        author_id: authorId,
        name,
        handle,
      },
      to,
      cc,
      bcc,
      subject,
      body,
      body_format: bodyFormat,
      external_id: externalId,
      created_at: createdAt,
      type,
      assignee_id: assigneeId,
      tags,
      metadata: {
        thread_ref: threadRef,
        is_inbound: isInbound,
        is_archived: isArchive,
        should_skip_rules: shouldSkipRules,
      },
    };

    const response =
      await this.frontApp.importMessage({
        inboxId,
        data,
      });

    const { message_uid: messageId } = response;

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully imported message with ID ${messageId}`);

    return response;
  },
};

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
FrontfrontAppappThis component uses the Front app.
Inbox IDinboxIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Handlehandlestring

Handle used to reach the contact. Can be an email address, a twitter, handle, a phone number, custom handle ...

Namenamestring

Name of the contact.

Author IDauthorIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Totostring[]

List of recipient handles who received the message.

CCccstring[]

List of recipient handles who received a copy of the message.

BCCbccstring[]

List of the recipeient handles who received a blind copy of the message.

Subjectsubjectstring

Subject of the message.

Bodybodystring

Body of the message.

Body FormatbodyFormatstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:htmlmarkdown
External IDexternalIdstring

External identifier of the message. Front won't import two messages with the same external ID.

Created AtcreatedAtinteger

Date at which the message has been sent or received. A timestamp is expected as in 1655507769

TypetypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:emailsmsintercomcustom
Assignee IDassigneeIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Tag IDstagsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
Thread RefthreadRefstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Is InboundisInboundboolean

Whether or not the message is received (inbound) or sent (outbound) by you

Is ArchiveisArchiveboolean

Whether or not the message should be directly archived once imported. (Default: true)

Should Skip RulesshouldSkipRulesboolean

Whether or not the rules should apply to this message. (Default: true)

Action Authentication

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

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

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