- Source code
This is a simple Apify act that contains the basic boilerplate that you need when creating a new act hosted in a Git repository. Fill free to copy it, change it and use it in your acts.
Are you missing anything? Something not clear? Please let us know at email@example.com
To run the act in your local environment, simply run the following commands:
npm install npm run test-local
In order to test the build of the Docker image, run:
docker build ./
On success, the command will produce something like:
... Removing intermediate container 22915a918e4c Step 6/6 : CMD node main.js ---> Running in 7288f9a12cf0 ---> 0d82ea8a648d Removing intermediate container 7288f9a12cf0 Successfully built XYZ
After that you can run the built Docker image locally using:
docker run -e "APIFY_DEV_KEY_VALUE_STORE_DIR=./kv-store-dev/" XYZ
XYZ is ID of the Docker image built in the previous step.
Please see below for a detailed description of the
If there is any problem with the built image, you might try troubleshooting it by starting the container in interactive mode using:
docker run -it XYZ /bin/bash
Note that this requires a base Docker image that contains bash or some other interactive shell.
Contains the source code of the act in Node.js 7+.
The file used by NPM to maintain meta-data about the package, such as list of dependencies. See NPM docs for more details.
Contains instructions for Docker how to build the image for the act. For more information, see Dockerfile reference.
When running the act on the Apify cloud, the act is automatically assigned
a key-value store that is used to store act's input, output or any other data.
kv-store-dev directory is used to emulate the key-value store
during local development of your act.
The files in the directory represent the records in the key-value store - the name
of each file corresponds to its key and the content to the value.
For example, calling
Apify.getValue('INPUT') will return the content
kv-store-dev/INPUT file parsed as JSON. Similarly, calling
Apify.setValue('OUTPUT', ...) will write a file to
To make this work, the reference to the
kv-store-dev directory must be passed to the act process
APIFY_DEV_KEY_VALUE_STORE_DIR environment variable.
You can achieve that by starting the act using the following command:
npm run test-local
When reading the files from the directory, the
assumes they have
application/json content type and parses them to JSON.
If you want use a different content type, please set also
APIFY_DEV_KEY_VALUE_STORE_CONTENT_TYPE environment variable.
For more information, see the apify NPM package documentation.