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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Discord Bot trigger and Browserless 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 Take a Screenshot action
    1. Connect your Browserless account
    2. Configure URL
    3. Optional- Configure Download Path
    4. Optional- Configure waitFor
  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:0.0.18
Key:discord_bot-new-message-in-channel

Discord Bot Overview

The Discord Bot API unlocks the power to interact with Discord users and channels programmatically, making it possible to automate messages, manage servers, and integrate with other services. With Pipedream's serverless platform, you can create complex workflows that respond to events in Discord, process data, and trigger actions in other apps. This opens up opportunities for community engagement, content moderation, analytics, and more, without the overhead of managing infrastructure.

Trigger Code

import { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } from "@pipedream/platform";
import maxBy from "lodash.maxby";
import common from "../common.mjs";
import sampleEmit from "./test-event.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: "0.0.18",

  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);
  },
  sampleEmit,
};

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 executions.
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:Take a screenshot of a page. [See the documentation](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot)
Version:0.5.3
Key:browserless-take-screenshot

Browserless Overview

The Browserless API on Pipedream allows you to automate browser actions without the overhead of managing your own browser infrastructure. This service provides a way to run Chrome browser sessions programmatically, making it ideal for web scraping, automated testing, and screenshot capture. Leveraging this on Pipedream, you can create serverless workflows that interact with web pages, extract data, and perform actions as a human would, all in a scalable and efficient manner.

Action Code

import browserless from "../../browserless.app.mjs";
import fs from "fs";

export default {
  key: "browserless-take-screenshot",
  name: "Take a Screenshot",
  description: "Take a screenshot of a page. [See the documentation](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot)",
  version: "0.5.3",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    browserless,
    url: {
      type: "string",
      label: "URL",
      description: "Enter the URL you'd like to take a screenshot of here",
    },
    downloadPath: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Download Path",
      description: "Download the screenshot to the `/tmp` directory with the specified filename",
      optional: true,
    },
    waitFor: {
      type: "string",
      label: "waitFor",
      description: "Allows you to wait for a selector to appear in the DOM, to wait for a timeout to happen, or to execute a custom function before screenshotting. See [more details in the API Doc](https://www.browserless.io/docs/screenshot#custom-behavior-with-waitfor)",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    async downloadToTMP(screenshot) {
      const path = this.downloadPath.includes("/tmp")
        ? this.downloadPath
        : `/tmp/${this.downloadPath}`;
      fs.writeFileSync(path, screenshot);
      return path;
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const screenshot = await this.browserless.takeScreenshot({
      data: {
        url: this.url,
        waitFor: !isNaN(this.waitFor)
          ? parseInt(this.waitFor)
          : this.waitFor,
      },
      $,
    });

    const result = {
      screenshot: screenshot.toString("base64"),
      type: "png",
    };

    if (screenshot && this.downloadPath) {
      const filePath = await this.downloadToTMP(screenshot);
      result.filename = filePath;
    }

    if (screenshot) {
      $.export("$summary", `Successfully created screenshot of URL ${this.url}.`);
    }

    return result;
  },
};

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
BrowserlessbrowserlessappThis component uses the Browserless app.
URLurlstring

Enter the URL you'd like to take a screenshot of here

Download PathdownloadPathstring

Download the screenshot to the /tmp directory with the specified filename

waitForwaitForstring

Allows you to wait for a selector to appear in the DOM, to wait for a timeout to happen, or to execute a custom function before screenshotting. See more details in the API Doc

Action Authentication

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

Sign-up for a browserless account, it will create a unique token that allows service interaction.

About Browserless

Browserless is a service that allows you to run headless Chrome instances in the cloud.

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