Botmation Documentation



These BotActions provide functional logical branching.

The assembled BotActions are ran in a Pipe.

Given That

A functional "if statement".

const givenThat =
(condition: ConditionalBotAction) =>
(...actions: BotAction<PipeValue|void|AbortLineSignal>[]): BotAction<any> =>
async(page, ...injects) => {
const resolvedConditionValue: AbortLineSignal|boolean = await condition(page, ...pipeInjects(injects))
if (isAbortLineSignal(resolvedConditionValue)) {
return processAbortLineSignal(resolvedConditionValue)
if (resolvedConditionValue) {
const returnValue: PipeValue|AbortLineSignal = await pipe()(...actions)(page, ...injects)
if (isAbortLineSignal(returnValue)) {
return returnValue

Takes an async function, a more specific BotAction called a ConditionalBotAction) that is returns a promise that resolves to a Boolean value. If that promise resolves to true, only then, will it run the assembled actions.

This BotAction has unique aborting behavior. First, the ConditionalBotAction can return an AbortLineSignal which is processed normally and returned, aborting the BotAction. Secondly, if an assembled BotAction returns an AbortLineSignal, it aborts the line, except it won't return an AbortLineSignal pipeValue. In order to do that, it takes at least assembledLines of 2. That's in order to keep this function type-safe with Chain's.

The example Instagram bot, uses givenThat()(), to attempt login, only if the bot is a Guest on the page then only operates as a logged in User, after checking if the bot is logged in on the page.

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