The event object

The event object describes an incoming event.

How to access it

  • Use {{ event }} in any task script

What it contains

  • "topic" – containing the event topic (e.g. shopify/customers/create)
  • "data" – containing all data that arrived with this event (e.g. the webhook payload from Shopify, the data from an incoming email, etc)
  • "source" – reflects the entity that triggered the event (e.g. "shopify", "user")
  • "created_at" – the date and time at which Mechanic received the event
  • "parent" – if applicable, a reference to the event that used an "event" action to create this event

In preview mode, this object also contains a "preview" attribute, set to true. When this attribute is true, Mechanic will use the resulting actions to show a merchant a preview of what the task will do, and also to determine what permissions to request. Learn more about preview actions

Did this answer your question? Thanks for the feedback There was a problem submitting your feedback. Please try again later.