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Issue Recommendations Bot Workflow

Issue Recommendations Bot Workflow

When a new Issue is added to a repository, this workflow performs a search against an Algolia Index populated with previous Issues, finds similar Issues by title and leaves them as a comment on the inciting Issue. Once that's done, it indexes the latest Issue for future searches.

Submission Category: Maintainer Must-Haves

Yaml File or Link to Code

name: related-issues
on:
  # Triggers the workflow on push or pull request events but only for the main branch
  issues:
    types: 
      - opened

jobs:
  get-related-issues:
    permissions: 
      # Gives the workflow write permissions only in issues
      issues: write
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      # Performs a search in an Algolia Index based on Issue Title
      # The Index should have historical Issues
      # Returns two outputs:
      # issues_list: a markdown list of issues
      # comment_body: a generic comment body with the list of issues
      - id: search
        name: Search based on issue title
        uses: brob/algolia-issue-search@v1.0
        with: 
          # Requires an Algolia account with an App ID and write key
          app_id: ${{ secrets.ALGOLIA_APP_ID }}
          api_key: ${{ secrets.ALGOLIA_API_KEY }}
          index_name: ${{ github.event.repository.name }}
          issue_title: ${{ github.event.issue.title }}
      - name: Create or Update Comment
        uses: peter-evans/create-or-update-comment@v1.4.5
        with:
          # GITHUB_TOKEN or a repo scoped PAT.
          token: ${{ github.token }}
          # The number of the issue or pull request in which to create a comment.
          issue-number: ${{ github.event.issue.number }}
          # The comment body. Can use either issues_list or comment_body
          body: |
            # While you wait, here are related issues:
            ${{ steps.search.outputs.issues_list }}
            Thank you so much! We'll be with you shortly!
      # An Action to create a record in an Algolia Index
      # This is a generic Action and can be used outside of this workflow
      - name: Add Algolia Record
        id: ingest
        uses: chuckmeyer/add-algolia-record@v1
        with:
          app_id: ${{ secrets.ALGOLIA_APP_ID }}
          api_key: ${{ secrets.ALGOLIA_API_KEY }}
          index_name: ${{ github.event.repository.name }}
          # Record needs to be a string of JSON
          record: |
            {
              "title": "${{ github.event.issue.title }}", 
              "url": "${{ github.event.issue.html_url }}", 
              "labels": "${{ github.event.issue.labels }}",
              "objectID": "${{ github.event.issue.number }}"
            }
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