Trigger a webhook with Zapier

This example shows you how to create a Smart Action "Send SMS" that triggers a Zapier webhook to send an SMS message with Twilio.

Requirements

  • An admin backend running on forest-express-sequelize

  • A Zapier account

  • node-fetch npm package

How it works

Directory: /models

This directory contains the users.js file where the model is declared.

/models/users.js
module.exports = (sequelize, DataTypes) => {
const { Sequelize } = sequelize;
const Users = sequelize.define('users', {
email: {
type: DataTypes.STRING,
},
phoneNumber: {
type: DataTypes.STRING,
},
}, {
tableName: 'users',
timestamps: false,
schema: process.env.DATABASE_SCHEMA,
});
Users.associate = (models) => {
};
return Users;
};

Directory: /forest

This directory contains the users.js file where the Smart Action Send SMSis declared.

/forest/users.js
const { collection } = require('forest-express-sequelize');
collection('users', {
actions: [{
name: 'Send SMS',
type: 'single'
}],
});

Directory: /routes

This directory contains the users.js file where the implementation of the route is handled. The POST /forest/actions/send-sms API call is triggered when you click on the Smart Action in the Forest UI. The route implementation retrieves all the necessary data and triggers another API call directly to a Zapier hook.

/routes/users.js
const fetch = require('node-fetch');
//...
// Send SMS
router.post('/actions/send-sms', (request, response) => {
let userId = request.body.data.attributes.ids[0];
return users
.findByPk(userId)
.then((user) => {
user = user.toJSON()
return fetch('https://hooks.zapier.com/hooks/catch/4760242/o1uqz0r/silent', {
method: 'POST',
body: JSON.stringify({
phoneNumber: user.phoneNumber
}),
headers: { 'Content-Type': 'application/json' },
});
})
.then(() => {
response.status(204).send();
});
});
//...
module.exports = router;