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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Discord Bot 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 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 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, source-available 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 for each message posted to one or more channels
Version:0.0.12
Key:discord_bot-new-message-in-channel

Discord Bot Overview

The Pipedream Discord app enables you to build event-driven workflows that interact with the Discord API. When you authorize the Pipedream app's access to your guilds, you can use Pipedream workflows to perform common Discord actions, or write your own code against the Discord API.

Trigger Code

import { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } from "@pipedream/platform";
import maxBy from "lodash.maxby";
import common from "../common.mjs";

const { discord } = common.props;

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "discord_bot-new-message-in-channel",
  name: "New Message in Channel",
  description: "Emit new event for each message posted to one or more channels",
  type: "source",
  version: "0.0.12",
  dedupe: "unique", // Dedupe events based on the Discord message ID
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    db: "$.service.db",
    channels: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Channels",
      description: "The channels you'd like to watch for new messages",
      propDefinition: [
        discord,
        "channelId",
        ({ guildId }) => ({
          guildId,
        }),
      ],
    },
    emitEventsInBatch: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Emit messages as a single event",
      description:
        "If `true`, all messages are emitted as an array, within a single Pipedream event. Defaults to `false`, emitting each Discord message as its own event in Pipedream",
      optional: true,
      default: false,
    },
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL,
      },
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    // We store a cursor to the last message ID
    let lastMessageIDs = this._getLastMessageIDs();

    // If this is our first time running this source,
    // get the last N messages, emit them, and checkpoint
    for (const channelId of this.channels) {
      let lastMessageID;
      let messages = [];

      if (!lastMessageID) {
        messages = await this.discord.getMessages({
          $,
          channelId,
          params: {
            limit: 100,
          },
        });

        lastMessageID = messages.length
          ? maxBy(messages, (message) => message.id).id
          : 1;

      } else {
        let newMessages = [];

        do {
          newMessages = await this.discord.getMessages({
            $,
            channelId,
            params: {
              after: lastMessageIDs[channelId],
            },
          });

          messages = messages.concat(newMessages);

          lastMessageID = newMessages.length
            ? maxBy(newMessages, (message) => message.id).id
            : lastMessageIDs[channelId];

        } while (newMessages.length);
      }

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

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

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

      // Batched emits do not take advantage of the built-in deduper
      if (this.emitEventsInBatch) {
        const suffixChar =
          messages.length > 1
            ? "s"
            : "";

        this.$emit(messages, {
          summary: `${messages.length} new message${suffixChar}`,
          id: lastMessageID,
        });

      } else {
        messages.forEach((message) => {
          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._setLastMessageIDs(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
Discord BotdiscordappThis component uses the Discord Bot app.
GuildguildIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
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.

This app allows you to use the Discord API using your own Discord bot. If you don't want to use a custom bot, and you just need to use the Discord API, exit this screen and use the Discord app, instead.


If you want to use your own Discord bot, but haven't created one yet, see these instructions or watch this video. You'll need to add this bot to your server(s) to make successful API requests.

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

About Discord Bot

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

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

Front Overview

With the Front API, you can build a variety of applications and integrations to
help you and your team manage your email inboxes. Here are a few examples of
what you can build:

  • A personalized email assistant that can help you triage and respond to emails
  • An integration with your CRM that automatically adds emails from customers to
    your CRM
  • A tool that flags important emails and sends you notifications about them
  • An app that helps you find emails from a specific sender or with a certain
    subject line
  • A script that archives all of your old emails

These are just a few examples of what you can build with the Front API – the
possibilities are really only limited by your imagination!

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

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