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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Slack trigger and Chat API for WhatsApp 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 Message In Channels (Instant) trigger
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Optional- Select one or more Channels
    3. Configure slackApphook
    4. Optional- Configure Resolve Names
    5. Optional- Configure Ignore Bots
  3. Configure the Send Message action
    1. Connect your Chat API for WhatsApp account
    2. Configure phone
    3. Configure body
  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:Emit new event when a new message is posted to one or more channels
Version:1.0.1
Key:slack-new-message-in-channels

Slack Overview

With the Slack API, you can build all sorts of integrations and applications to
make your work life easier. Here are just a few examples:

  • Automate posting updates to your team channel
  • Create a bot to answer common questions
  • Integrate with your existing tools and services
  • Build a custom dashboard to track your team's progress
  • Create a bot to handle scheduling and meeting requests
  • And much more!

Trigger Code

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

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "slack-new-message-in-channels",
  name: "New Message In Channels (Instant)",
  version: "1.0.1",
  description: "Emit new event when a new message is posted to one or more channels",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    conversations: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "conversation",
      ],
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Channels",
      description: "Select one or more channels to monitor for new messages.",
      optional: true,
    },
    // eslint-disable-next-line pipedream/props-description,pipedream/props-label
    slackApphook: {
      type: "$.interface.apphook",
      appProp: "slack",
      async eventNames() {
        return this.conversations || [
          "message",
        ];
      },
    },
    resolveNames: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "resolveNames",
      ],
    },
    ignoreBot: {
      propDefinition: [
        common.props.slack,
        "ignoreBot",
      ],
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    getSummary() {
      return "New message in channel";
    },
    async processEvent(event) {
      if (event.type !== "message") {
        console.log(`Ignoring event with unexpected type "${event.type}"`);
        return;
      }
      if (event.subtype != null && event.subtype != "bot_message" && event.subtype != "file_share") {
        // This source is designed to just emit an event for each new message received.
        // Due to inconsistencies with the shape of message_changed and message_deleted
        // events, we are ignoring them for now. If you want to handle these types of
        // events, feel free to change this code!!
        console.log("Ignoring message with subtype.");
        return;
      }
      if ((this.ignoreBot) && (event.subtype == "bot_message" || event.bot_id)) {
        return;
      }
      if (this.resolveNames) {
        if (event.user) {
          event.user_id = event.user;
          event.user = await this.getUserName(event.user);
        } else if (event.bot_id) {
          event.bot = await this.getBotName(event.bot_id);
        }
        event.channel_id = event.channel;
        event.channel = await this.getConversationName(event.channel);
        if (event.team) {
          event.team_id = event.team;
          event.team = await this.getTeamName(event.team);
        }
      }
      return event;
    },
  },
};

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
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
N/AnameCache$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
Channelsconversationsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
slackApphook$.interface.apphook
Resolve NamesresolveNamesboolean

Instead of returning channel, team, and user as IDs, return their human-readable names.

Ignore BotsignoreBotboolean

Ignore messages from bots

Trigger 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

Slack is a channel-based messaging platform. With Slack, people can work together more effectively, connect all their software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work — all within a secure, enterprise-grade environment.

Action

Description:Send a message to a new or existing chat.
Version:0.1.1
Key:chat_api_for_whatsapp-send-message

Chat API for WhatsApp Overview

With the WhatsApp Chat API, you can build a range of applications that allow
you to send and receive messages, files, and even make calls, all through the
WhatsApp platform.

Some examples of what you can build using the WhatsApp Chat API include:

  • A messaging app that allows you to send and receive messages, files, and even
    make calls, all through WhatsApp
  • A customer service chatbot that allows you to interact with customers through
    WhatsApp
  • An app that allows you to share photos, videos, and other files with your
    friends and family through WhatsApp
  • A platform that allows you to connect with other WhatsApp users and build a
    community

Action Code

// legacy_hash_id: a_1WiE5L
import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "chat_api_for_whatsapp-send-message",
  name: "Send Message",
  description: "Send a message to a new or existing chat.",
  version: "0.1.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    chat_api_for_whatsapp: {
      type: "app",
      app: "chat_api_for_whatsapp",
    },
    phone: {
      type: "string",
    },
    body: {
      type: "string",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
  // See https://app.chat-api.com/docs#sendMessage

    return await axios($, {
      method: "post",
      url: `${this.chat_api_for_whatsapp.$auth.api_url}/sendMessage?token=${this.chat_api_for_whatsapp.$auth.token}`,
      data: {
        phone: this.phone,
        body: this.body,
      },
    });
  },
};

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
Chat API for WhatsAppchat_api_for_whatsappappThis component uses the Chat API for WhatsApp app.
phonephonestring
bodybodystring

Action Authentication

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

  • Retrieve your instance_id from the Instance you'd like to connect, at the top left of your Chat API dashboard
  • Retrieve your api_key from your Chat API user settings

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