An action is what a block can do when it is executed with Typebot. A block can have multiple actions.

Here is the sendMessage action of the Telegram block:

import { createAction, option } from '@typebot.io/forge'
import { auth } from '../auth'
import { got } from 'got'

export const sendMessage = createAction({
  auth,
  name: 'Send message',
  options: option.object({
    chatId: option.string.layout({
      label: 'Chat ID',
      placeholder: '@username',
    }),
    text: option.string.layout({
      label: 'Message text',
      input: 'textarea',
    }),
  }),
  run: {
    server: async ({ credentials: { token }, options: { chatId, text } }) => {
      try {
        await got.post(`https://api.telegram.org/bot${token}/sendMessage`, {
          json: {
            chat_id: chatId,
            text,
          },
        })
      } catch (error) {
        console.log('ERROR', error.response.body)
      }
    },
  },
})
Action example

Props

name
string
required

The name of the action.

auth
Auth

If the block requires authentication, the auth object needs to be passed to the action.

baseOptions
z.ZodObject<any>

If the block has options defined (see block props), this needs to be provided here.

options
z.ZodObject<any>

The action configuration options. See Options for more information.

run

Check out the Run documentation for more information on how this can be configured depending of your scenario.