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Send Message Using Block Kit with Slack API on New Requests from HTTP / Webhook API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a HTTP / Webhook trigger and Slack 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 Requests trigger
    1. Optional- Configure Body Only
    2. Optional- Configure Response Status Code
    3. Optional- Configure Response Content-Type
    4. Optional- Configure Response Body
    5. Connect your HTTP / Webhook account
  3. Configure the Send Message Using Block Kit action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Configure Send as User
    3. Optional- Configure Bot Username
    4. Optional- Configure Icon (emoji)
    5. Optional- Configure Icon (image URL)
    6. Optional- Configure Schedule message
    7. Optional- Configure Include link to workflow
    8. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Type
    9. Optional- Configure Metadata Event Payload
    10. Select a Channel
    11. Configure Blocks
    12. Optional- Configure Notification Text
  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:Get a URL and emit the full HTTP event on every request (including headers and query parameters). You can also configure the HTTP response code, body, and more.
Version:0.1.1
Key:http-new-requests

Trigger Code

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

// Core HTTP component
export default {
  key: "http-new-requests",
  name: "New Requests",
  description: "Get a URL and emit the full HTTP event on every request (including headers and query parameters). You can also configure the HTTP response code, body, and more.",
  version: "0.1.1",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    httpInterface: {
      type: "$.interface.http",
      customResponse: true,
    },
    emitBodyOnly: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Body Only",
      description: "This source emits an event representing the full HTTP request by default. Select `true` to emit the body only.",
      optional: true,
      default: false,
    },
    resStatusCode: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Response Status Code",
      description: "The status code to return in the HTTP response",
      optional: true,
      default: "200",
    },
    resContentType: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Response Content-Type",
      description: "The `Content-Type` of the body returned in the HTTP response",
      optional: true,
      default: "application/json",
    },
    resBody: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Response Body",
      description: "The body to return in the HTTP response",
      optional: true,
      default: "{ \"success\": true }",
    },
    http,
  },
  async run(event) {
    const summary = `${event.method} ${event.path}`;

    this.httpInterface.respond({
      status: this.resStatusCode,
      body: this.resBody,
      headers: {
        "content-type": this.resContentType,
      },
    });

    if (this.emitBodyOnly) {
      this.$emit(event.body, {
        summary,
      });
    } else {
      this.$emit(event, {
        summary,
      });
    }
  },
};

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
N/AhttpInterface$.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.
Body OnlyemitBodyOnlyboolean

This source emits an event representing the full HTTP request by default. Select true to emit the body only.

Response Status CoderesStatusCodestring

The status code to return in the HTTP response

Response Content-TyperesContentTypestring

The Content-Type of the body returned in the HTTP response

Response BodyresBodystring

The body to return in the HTTP response

HTTP / WebhookhttpappThis component uses the HTTP / Webhook app.

Trigger Authentication

The HTTP / Webhook API does not require authentication.

About HTTP / Webhook

Get a unique URL where you can send HTTP or webhook requests

Action

Description:Send a message using Slack's Block Kit UI framework to a channel, group or user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here
Version:0.2.6
Key:slack-send-block-kit-message

Action Code

import common from "../common/send-message.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "slack-send-block-kit-message",
  name: "Send Message Using Block Kit",
  description: "Send a message using Slack's Block Kit UI framework to a channel, group or user. See [postMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.postMessage) or [scheduleMessage](https://api.slack.com/methods/chat.scheduleMessage) docs here",
  version: "0.2.6",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
      optional: false,
    },
    blocks: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "blocks",
      ],
      optional: false,
    },
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "notificationText",
      ],
    },
  },
};

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
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
Send as Useras_userboolean

Optionally pass TRUE to post the message as the authed user, instead of as a bot. Defaults to FALSE.

Bot Usernameusernamestring

Optionally customize your bot's user name (default is Pipedream). Must be used in conjunction with as_user set to false, otherwise ignored.

Icon (emoji)icon_emojistring

Optionally provide an emoji to use as the icon for this message. E.g., :fire: Overrides icon_url. Must be used in conjunction with as_user set to false, otherwise ignored.

Icon (image URL)icon_urlstring

Optionally provide an image URL to use as the icon for this message. Must be used in conjunction with as_user set to false, otherwise ignored.

Schedule messagepost_atinteger

Messages can only be scheduled up to 120 days in advance, and cannot be scheduled for the past. The datetime format should be a unix timestamp (e.g., 1650507616, see here for help with this format).

Include link to workflowinclude_sent_via_pipedream_flagboolean

Defaults to true, includes a link to the workflow at the end of your Slack message.

Metadata Event Typemetadata_event_typestring

The name of the metadata event

Metadata Event Payloadmetadata_event_payloadstring

The payload of the metadata event. Must be a JSON string e.g. {"key": "value"}

ChannelconversationstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Blocksblocksstring

Enter an array of structured blocks as a URL-encoded string. E.g., [{ "type": "section", "text": { "type": "mrkdwn", "text": "This is a mrkdwn section block :ghost: *this is bold*, and ~this is crossed out~, and <https://pipedream.com|this is a link>" }}]

Tip: Construct your blocks in a code step, return them as an array, and then pass the return value to this step.

Notification Texttextstring

Optionally provide a string for Slack to display as the new message notification (if you do not provide this, notification will be blank).

Action Authentication

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

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

bookmarks:writecalls:readcalls:writechannels:historychannels:readchannels:writednd:readdnd:writeemoji:readfiles:readgroups:historygroups:readgroups:writeim:historyim:readim:writelinks:readlinks:writempim:historympim:readmpim:writepins:readpins:writereactions:readreactions:writereminders:readreminders:writeremote_files:readremote_files:sharestars:readstars:writeteam:readusergroups:readusergroups:writeusers:readusers:read.emailusers:writechat:write:botchat:write:usercommandsfiles:write:userusers.profile:writeusers.profile:readsearch:read

About Slack

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