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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS 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 Item in Feed trigger
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure Feed URL
  3. Configure the Send New Message action
    1. Connect your Front account
    2. Select a Channel ID
    3. Select a Author ID
    4. Optional- Configure Sender Name
    5. Optional- Configure Subject
    6. Configure Body
    7. Optional- Configure Text
    8. Optional- Configure Attachments
    9. Optional- Select one or more Tag IDs
    10. Optional- Configure Is Archive
    11. Configure To
    12. Optional- Configure CC
    13. Optional- Configure BCC
  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 items from an RSS feed
Version:1.0.3
Key:rss-new-item-in-feed

Trigger Code

import rss from "../../app/rss.app.mjs";
import { defineSource } from "@pipedream/types";
import rssCommon from "../common/common.mjs";
export default defineSource({
    ...rssCommon,
    key: "rss-new-item-in-feed",
    name: "New Item in Feed",
    description: "Emit new items from an RSS feed",
    version: "1.0.3",
    type: "source",
    dedupe: "unique",
    props: {
        ...rssCommon.props,
        url: {
            propDefinition: [
                rss,
                "url",
            ],
        },
    },
    hooks: {
        async activate() {
            // Try to parse the feed one time to confirm we can fetch and parse.
            // The code will throw any errors to the user.
            await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        },
    },
    async run() {
        const items = await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        this.rss.sortItems(items).forEach((item) => {
            const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
            this.$emit(item, meta);
        });
    },
});

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
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.
timer$.interface.timer

How often you want to poll the feed for new items

Feed URLurlstring

Enter the URL for any public RSS feed

Trigger Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

About RSS

Real Simple Syndication

Action

Description:Sends a new message from a channel. It will create a new conversation. [See the docs here](https://dev.frontapp.com/reference/post_channels-channel-id-messages).
Version:0.2.2
Key:frontapp-send-new-message

Action Code

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

export default {
  key: "frontapp-send-new-message",
  name: "Send New Message",
  description: "Sends a new message from a channel. It will create a new conversation. [See the docs here](https://dev.frontapp.com/reference/post_channels-channel-id-messages).",
  version: "0.2.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    frontApp,
    channelId: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "channelId",
      ],
    },
    authorId: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "teammateId",
      ],
      label: "Author ID",
      description: "ID of the teammate on behalf of whom the answer is sent",
    },
    senderName: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Sender Name",
      description: "Name used for the sender info of the message",
      optional: true,
    },
    subject: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Subject",
      description: "Subject of the message for email message",
      optional: true,
    },
    body: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Body",
      description: "Body of the message",
    },
    text: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Text",
      description: "Text version of the body for messages with non-text body",
      optional: true,
    },
    attachments: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "attachments",
      ],
    },
    optionsTagIds: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "tagIds",
      ],
      description: "List of tag names to add to the conversation (unknown tags will automatically be created)",
    },
    optionsIsArchive: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Is Archive",
      description: "Archive the conversation right when sending the message (Default: true)",
      optional: true,
    },
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "to",
      ],
    },
    cc: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "cc",
      ],
    },
    bcc: {
      propDefinition: [
        frontApp,
        "bcc",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      channelId,
      authorId,
      senderName,
      subject,
      body,
      text,
      optionsIsArchive,
    } = this;

    const to = utils.parse(this.to);
    const cc = utils.parse(this.cc);
    const bcc = utils.parse(this.bcc);
    const tagIds = utils.parse(this.optionsTagIds);
    const attachments = utils.parse(this.attachments);

    const hasAttachments = utils.hasArrayItems(attachments);
    const hasCc = utils.hasArrayItems(cc);
    const hasBcc = utils.hasArrayItems(bcc);

    const data = utils.reduceProperties({
      initialProps: {
        to,
        body,
      },
      additionalProps: {
        cc: [
          cc,
          hasCc,
        ],
        bcc: [
          bcc,
          hasBcc,
        ],
        sender_name: senderName,
        subject,
        author_id: authorId,
        body,
        text,
        options: {
          tag_ids: tagIds,
          archive: optionsIsArchive ?? true,
        },
        attachments: [
          attachments,
          hasAttachments,
        ],
      },
    });

    const args = utils.reduceProperties({
      initialProps: {
        channelId,
        data,
      },
      additionalProps: {
        headers: [
          {
            "Content-Type": "multipart/form-data",
          },
          hasAttachments,
        ],
      },
    });

    const response = await this.frontApp.sendMessage(args);

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully sent new message to channel with ID ${response.id}`);

    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.
Channel IDchannelIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Author IDauthorIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Sender NamesenderNamestring

Name used for the sender info of the message

Subjectsubjectstring

Subject of the message for email message

Bodybodystring

Body of the message

Texttextstring

Text version of the body for messages with non-text body

Attachmentsattachmentsstring[]

File paths of files previously downloaded in Pipedream E.g. (/tmp/my-image.jpg). Download a file to the /tmp directory

Tag IDsoptionsTagIdsstring[]Select a value from the drop down menu.
Is ArchiveoptionsIsArchiveboolean

Archive the conversation right when sending the message (Default: true)

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.

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:

About Front

Customer communication platform

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