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New Folder from the Dropbox API
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Send Direct Message (DM) with the Twitter Developer App API
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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Dropbox trigger and Twitter Developer App 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 Folder trigger
    1. Connect your Dropbox account
    2. Select a Path
    3. Configure Recursive
    4. Configure dropboxApphook
  3. Configure the Send Direct Message (DM) action
    1. Connect your Twitter Developer App account
    2. Configure Recipient ID
    3. Configure message
  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:Emits an event when a new folder is created. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.
Version:0.0.4
Key:dropbox-new-folder

Trigger Code

const dropbox = require("../../dropbox.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "dropbox-new-folder",
  name: "New Folder",
  version: "0.0.4",
  description:
    "Emits an event when a new folder is created. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.",
  props: {
    dropbox,
    path: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "path"] },
    recursive: { propDefinition: [dropbox, "recursive"] },
    dropboxApphook: {
      type: "$.interface.apphook",
      appProp: "dropbox",
      static: [],
    },
    db: "$.service.db",
  },
  hooks: {
    async activate() {
      await this.dropbox.initState(this);
    },
  },
  async run(event) {
    const updates = await this.dropbox.getUpdates(this);
    for (update of updates) {
      if (update[".tag"] == "folder") {
        this.$emit(update);
      }
    }
  },
};

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
DropboxdropboxappThis component uses the Dropbox app.
PathpathstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Recursiverecursiveboolean

Also watch sub-directories and their contents.

dropboxApphook$.interface.apphook
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.

Trigger Authentication

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

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

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Action

Description:Send a DM to a user.
Version:0.0.2
Key:twitter_developer_app-send-dm

Action Code

const twitter = require('../../twitter_developer_app.app.js')
const Twit = require('twit')
 
module.exports = {
  key: "twitter_developer_app-send-dm",
  name: "Send Direct Message (DM)",
  description: "Send a DM to a user.", 
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    twitter,
    recipient_id: { 
      type: "string",
      label: "Recipient ID",
      description: "The ID of the user who should receive the direct message. You must pass the string value of the numeric id (i.e, the value for the `id_str` field in Twitter's `user` object). For example, the correct ID to send a DM to `@pipedream` is `1067926271856766976`. If you only have the user's screen name, lookup the user first and pass the `id_str` to this field."
     },
     message: { 
      type: "string",
      description: "The text of your direct message. Max length of 10,000 characters. Max length of 9,990 characters if used as a [Welcome Message](https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/direct-messages/welcome-messages/api-reference/new-welcome-message)."
     },
  }, 
  async run(event) {
    const { api_key, api_secret_key, access_token, access_token_secret } = this.twitter.$auth

    const T = new Twit({
      consumer_key: api_key,
      consumer_secret: api_secret_key,
      access_token,
      access_token_secret,
      timeout_ms: 60 * 1000,  // optional HTTP request timeout to apply to all requests.
      strictSSL: true,  // optional - requires SSL certificates to be valid.
    })
    
    const response = await T.post("direct_messages/events/new", {
      "event": {
        "type": "message_create",
        "message_create": {
          "target": {
            "recipient_id": this.recipient_id
          },
          "message_data": {
            "text": this.message
          }
        }
      }
    });
    
    return response.data.event
  },
}

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
Twitter Developer ApptwitterappThis component uses the Twitter Developer App app.
Recipient IDrecipient_idstring

The ID of the user who should receive the direct message. You must pass the string value of the numeric id (i.e, the value for the id_str field in Twitter's user object). For example, the correct ID to send a DM to @pipedream is 1067926271856766976. If you only have the user's screen name, lookup the user first and pass the id_str to this field.

messagemessagestring

The text of your direct message. Max length of 10,000 characters. Max length of 9,990 characters if used as a Welcome Message.

Action Authentication

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

First, you'll need to sign up for a Twitter developer account and create a new application in the Twitter app dashboard. See the Twitter docs for specific instructions.

Once you've created an app, visit the Keys and tokens section of the app's settings, and add the API key, API secret key, Access token, and Access token secret below.

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