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Read messages from Discord channel and write to topic. This Sequence is a topic provider, it writes data under a topic name messages-slack-inbound in "application/x-ndjson" content type.

Discord Documentation

In order to read messages from Discord we need to create a bot first:

  • Go to Developer Portal and click on Applications
  • Click on New Application button and give it a name. Then click on Create.
  • In the newly created and selected app, click on Bot and click on Add Bot button.
  • Under Build-A-Bot section, either click on Reset Token or Copy button to get Discord Bot Token. This is important!
  • You can uncheck Public Bot.
  • You can customize its name and icon.
  • Scroll down to Privileged Gateway Intents and turn on "MESSAGE CONTENT INTENT" This is important!
  • Expand OAuth2 and select URL Generator.
  • Select bot under SCOPES and then tick Read Messages/View Channels under BOT PERMISSIONS. Copy generated URL.
  • Paste the URL into web browser address bar. "An external application..." message will appear. Select your server from Add To Server dropdown. If you don't have any servers you need to create one in those simple steps: 1. Start the Discord app for desktop or smartphone/tablet. 2. Log into your Discord account. 3. Click on the plus symbol on the left-hand side of the page. 4. Select the option “Create a server”. 5. Enter the name of your new Discord server. 6. Click on “Create”.
  • Confirm permissions by clicking Authorize button.
  • You will get a confirmation saying: you may now close this window or tab.

Create a file called config.json and paste:


Replace the string with the bot token you generated previously.

Move the config.json file to discord-read sample directory.


❗ Remember to setup transform-hub locally or use the platform's environment for the sequence deployment.

# install dependencies
npm install

# transpile TS->JS to dist/
npm run build

# make a compressed package with Sequence
si seq pack dist

# send the Sequence to transform hub, this will output Sequence ID
si seq send dist.tar.gz

# start the Sequence
si seq start - -f config.json

# check Discord API connection via stdout stream
si inst stdout -

# type some messages on any channel on your Discord server and view the messages in topic
si topic get messages-slack-inbound

Check out the source on GitHub

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