Create an Event

In this code snippet you learn how to create an Event.

Example

Ensure the following variables are set to your required values using any convenient method:

Key Description
CONVERSATION_ID The unique ID of the Conversation.
MEMBER_ID The unique ID of the Member.

Prerequisites

Use your existing application

You will need to use an existing Application that contains a Conversation in order to be able to create an Event. See the Create Conversation code snippet for information on how to create an Application and some sample Conversations.

Write the code

Add the following to create-event.sh:

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curl -X "POST" "https://api.nexmo.com/beta/conversations/$CONVERSATION_ID/events" \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$JWT\
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     -d $'{
  "type": "text",
  "from": "'$MEMBER_ID'"
}'

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Run your code

Save this file to your machine and run it:

bash create-event.sh

Prerequisites

Use your existing application

You will need to use an existing Application that contains a Conversation in order to be able to create an Event. See the Create Conversation code snippet for information on how to create an Application and some sample Conversations.

Install dependencies

npm install nexmo@beta
Initialize your dependencies

Create a file named create-event.js and add the following code:

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const Nexmo = require('nexmo')

const nexmo = new Nexmo({
  apiKey: NEXMO_API_KEY,
  apiSecret: NEXMO_API_SECRET,
  applicationId: NEXMO_APPLICATION_ID,
  privateKey: NEXMO_APPLICATION_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH
})

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Write the code

Add the following to create-event.js:

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nexmo.conversations.events.create(CONVERSATION_ID, {
    "type": "text",
    "from": MEMBER_ID,
    "body": {
      "text": "message"
    }
  },
  (error, result) => {
    if (error) {
      console.error(error);
    } else {
      console.log(result);
    }
  });

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Run your code

Save this file to your machine and run it:

node create-event.js

Try it out

When you run the code you will create a new Event.