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  • Log All Commits in MongoDB
  • Automatically Comment On New Pull Requests

The code snippets on this page cover demonstrate how you can respond to events in a GitHub repository through the GitHub Service. All of the snippets require a GitHub Service interface with rules that allow the service actions used in the snippet.

If your app does not have a GitHub Service interface, create one before using these snippets.

This GitHub incoming webhook function records all commits pushed to a repo in MongoDB based on a PushEvent payload from GitHub.

exports = async function(pushEvent) {
// Parse the list of commits from the PushEvent payload.
// Also grab the user that pushed the commits and the repo information.
const { commits, pusher, repository } = pushEvent;
// Create a new array of log documents, one for each commit
const commitLogs = => {
return {
commit: commit,
pushed_by: pusher,
repo: {
url: repository.url
// Get a client for the `GitHubRepo.logs` collection in MongoDB
const mongodb ="mongodb-atlas");
const logs = mongodb.db("GitHubRepo").collection("commit-logs");
// Insert the log documents in MongoDB
try {
const insertResult = await logs.insertMany(commitLogs)
} catch(err) {

This GitHub incoming webhook function adds a comment to new pull requests that thanks users for submitting. The webhook accepts a PullRequestEvent payload from GitHub and uses an HTTP service client to create a comment through the GitHub API.

exports = async function(pullRequest) {
// Get information about the PR from the PullRequestEvent
const { action, repository, pull_request: pr } = pullRequest;
// Only run if this is a new PR
if (action !== "opened") { return }
// Construct the GitHub API URL for this PR's Comments
const pr_comments_url = {
scheme: "https",
host: "",
path: `/repos/${repository.owner.login}/${}/issues/${pr.number.$numberInt}/comments`,
// Specify GitHub API Basic Authentication Fields and Headers
const github_basic_auth = {
username: context.values.get("github-credentials").username,
password: context.values.get("github-credentials").password,
const headers = {
// OPTIONAL: Include this header if your security settings require a 2fa code
"X-GitHub-OTP": ["<2fa Code>"]
// Specify the comment text
const body = EJSON.stringify({
body: `Thank you for submitting a pull request, ${pr.user.login}!`
try {
// Get an HTTP service client. The service rules should allow you
// to send POST requests to ``.
const http ="<HTTP Service Name>");
// Send the Request to GitHub
const request = { ...github_basic_auth, ...pr_comments_url, headers, body };
const result = await;
// Check for a Successful Result
if (result.statusCode == 201) {
return "Successfully commented on the pull request!";
} else {
throw new Error(`Received a bad result status from GitHub: ${result.body.text()}`);
} catch (err) {
console.error("Something went wrong while posting the comment.", err);
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