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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Discord Bot trigger and Twilio 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 Channel trigger
    1. Connect your Discord Bot account
    2. Select a Guild
    3. Select one or more Channels
    4. Optional- Configure Emit messages as a single event
    5. Configure timer
  3. Configure the Send MMS action
    1. Connect your Twilio account
    2. Select a From
    3. Configure To
    4. Configure Message Body
    5. Optional- Configure Media URL
  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 an event for each new message posted to one or more channel.
Version:0.0.4
Key:discord_bot-new-message-in-channel

Trigger Code

// Discord Bot app file
const discord = require("../../discord_bot.app.js");
const maxBy = require("lodash.maxby");

module.exports = {
  key: "discord_bot-new-message-in-channel",
  name: "New Message in Channel",
  description: "Emit an event for each new message posted to one or more channel.",
  version: "0.0.4",
  dedupe: "unique", // Dedupe events based on the Discord message ID
  props: {
    db: "$.service.db",
    discord,
    guild: { propDefinition: [discord, "guild"] },
    channels: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Channels",
      description: "The channels you'd like to watch for new messages",
      async options() {
        return await this.discord.getChannels(this.guild);
      },
    },
    emitEventsInBatch: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Emit messages as a single event",
      description:
        "If `true`, all messages are emitted as an array, within a single Pipedream event. Defaults to `false`, emitting each Discord message as its own event in Pipedream",
      optional: true,
      default: false,
    },
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: 60,
      },
    },
  },
  async run() {
    // We store a cursor to the last message ID
    let lastMessageIDs = this.db.get("lastMessageIDs") || {};

    // If this is our first time running this source,
    // get the last N messages, emit them, and checkpoint
    for (const channel of this.channels) {
      let lastMessageID;
      let messages = [];
      if (!lastMessageID) {
        messages = await this.discord.getMessages(channel, null, 100);
        lastMessageID = messages.length
          ? maxBy(messages, (message) => message.id).id
          : 1;
      } else {
        let newMessages = [];
        do {
          newMessages = await this.discord.getMessages(
            channel,
            lastMessageIDs[channel]
          );
          messages = messages.concat(newMessages);
          lastMessageID = newMessages.length
            ? maxBy(newMessages, (message) => message.id).id
            : lastMessageIDs[channel];
        } while (newMessages.length);
      }

      // Set the new high water mark for the last message ID
      // for this channel
      lastMessageIDs[channel] = lastMessageID;

      if (!messages.length) {
        console.log(`No new messages in channel ${channel}`);
        return;
      }

      console.log(`${messages.length} new messages in channel ${channel}`);

      // Batched emits do not take advantage of the built-in deduper
      if (this.emitEventsInBatch) {
        this.$emit(messages, {
          summary: `${messages.length} new message${
            messages.length > 1 ? "s" : ""
          }`,
          id: lastMessageID,
        });
      } else {
        for (const message of messages) {
          this.$emit(message, {
            summary: message.content,
            id: message.id, // dedupes events based on this ID
          });
        }
      }
    }

    // Set the last message ID for the next run
    this.db.set("lastMessageIDs", lastMessageIDs);
  },
};

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/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
Discord BotdiscordappThis component uses the Discord Bot app.
GuildguildstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Channelschannelsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
Emit messages as a single eventemitEventsInBatchboolean

If true, all messages are emitted as an array, within a single Pipedream event. Defaults to false, emitting each Discord message as its own event in Pipedream

timer$.interface.timer

Trigger Authentication

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

If you haven't created a Discord bot, see these instructions or watch this video. You'll need to add this bot to your server(s).

Once you've created your bot, you'll find the Bot token within the Bot section of your app.

About Discord Bot

Use this app to interact with the Discord API using a bot in your account

Action

Description:Send an SMS with text and media files.
Version:0.0.4
Key:twilio-send-mms

Action Code

// Read the Twilio docs at https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource
const twilio = require("../../twilio.app.js");
const { phone } = require("phone");

module.exports = {
  key: "twilio-send-mms",
  name: "Send MMS",
  description: "Send an SMS with text and media files.",
  type: "action",
  version: "0.0.4",
  props: {
    twilio,
    from: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "from",
      ],
    },
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "to",
      ],
    },
    body: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "body",
      ],
    },
    mediaUrl: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "mediaUrl",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run() {
    // Parse the given number into its E.164 equivalent
    // The E.164 phone number will be included in the first element
    // of the array, but the array will be empty if parsing fails.
    // See https://www.npmjs.com/package/phone
    const toParsed = phone(this.to);
    if (!toParsed || !toParsed.phoneNumber) {
      throw new Error(`Phone number ${this.to} couldn't be parsed as a valid number.`);
    }

    const data = {
      to: toParsed.phoneNumber,
      from: this.from,
      body: this.body,
      mediaUrl: this.mediaUrl,
    };

    return await this.twilio.getClient().messages.create(data);
  },
};

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
TwiliotwilioappThis component uses the Twilio app.
FromfromstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Totostring

The destination phone number in E.164 format. Format with a + and country code (e.g., +16175551212).

Message Bodybodystring

The text of the message you want to send, limited to 1600 characters.

Media URLmediaUrlstring[]

The URL of the media you wish to send out with the message. The media size limit is 5MB. You may provide up to 10 media URLs per message.

Action Authentication

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

In Twilio, create an API key. There are two types of keys: Master and Standard. You'll need a Master key to interact with certain API endpoints, like /Accounts. If you don't need to interact with those endpoints, you can use a Standard key.

Once created, you'll receive an Sid and Secret here that you should enter in the corresponding fields below.

Then, in your Twilio Dashboard, you'll see your Account SID listed near the top. This is required for certain API operations. Enter that in the AccountSid field below.

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