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Creating Custom Providers

Providers must extend megaphone.models.Providers.BaseProvider.
There are two required methods to implement: getProviderName and notify.
/**
* Returns the name for this Provider.
* This name is the same across all different channels using the same Provider.
*
* @return string
*/
public string function getProviderName();
/**
* Sends a `Notification` to a `Notifiable`.
* This method will be called once for each `Notifiable` receiving the notification,
* even if the `NotificationService#notify` method was called with multiple
* `Notifiable` instances.
*
* @notifiable The `Notifiable` instance receiving the `Notification`.
* @notification The `Notification` instance to send to the `Notifiable` instance.
*
* @return The BaseNotification instance
*/
public BaseNotification function notify(
required any notifiable,
required BaseNotification notification
);
Inside the notify method, there are two helper methods to help you implement your Provider-specific logic: Notification#routeForType and BaseProvider#routeNotificationFor.
Here is an example using the EmailProvider:
public BaseNotification function notify(
required any notifiable,
required BaseNotification notification
) {
var mail = arguments.notification.routeForType(
type = "email",
notifiable = notifiable,
channelName = getName(),
additionalArgs = {
"newMail": () => {
param arguments.mailer = variables.properties.mailer;
return variables.mailService.newMail( argumentCollection = arguments );
}
}
);
if ( mail.getProperty( "to" ) == "" ) {
mail.setProperty( "to", routeNotificationFor( "email", notifiable, getName() ) );
}
variables.mailService
.send( mail )
.onSuccess( variables.properties.onSuccess )
.onError( variables.properties.onError );
return arguments.notification;
}
When implementing this method, make sure not to modify the Notification instance as this instance will be used for each Notifiable.

routeForType

The routeForType method is called on the Notification instance. It is what is responsible for calling the to{ChannelType} function on the Notification.
Inside additionalArgs you can pass additional parameters that will be passed to the to{ChannelType} method after the Notifiable instance.
This is a great place to pass helper functions to construct necessary objects for your Provider. Here in the EmailProvider, we provider a newMail helper method to create a Mail instance from cbMailServices. Other Providers provide similar helper functions.
The return value from this function is any. It is the responsibility of your Provider to ensure the return value of this function is what you expected. For instance, the DatabaseProvider expects a struct, the EmailProvider expects a Mail@cbmailservices instance, and so forth.
var mail = arguments.notification.routeForType(
type = "email",
notifiable = notifiable,
channelName = getName(),
additionalArgs = {
"newMail": () => {
param arguments.mailer = variables.properties.mailer;
return variables.mailService.newMail( argumentCollection = arguments );
}
}
);

routeNotificationFor

The routeNotificationFor method is similar to the routeForType method. It is used to ask the Notifiable instance to define routing information for a specific Channel type. For instance, the EmailProvider would look for a routeNotificationForEmail method.
The routeNotificationFor{ChannelType} methods should be defined on the Notifiable instance. The only arguments passed to this function are the additionalArgs passed when calling the routeNotificationFor methods.
Additionally, the routeNotificationFor method can be marked as optional. Optional calls will not throw an exception if they are not defined on the Notifiable instance.
The return value from this function is any. It is the responsibility of your Provider to ensure the return value of this function is what you expected. For instance, the EmailProvider expects a string value, the SlackProvider expects either a string value or a SlackRoute value.
// EmailProvider.cfc
if ( mail.getProperty( "to" ) == "" ) {
mail.setProperty( "to", routeNotificationFor( "email", notifiable, getName() ) );
}
// SlackProvider.cfc
var route = routeNotificationFor(
type = "slack",
notifiable = notifiable,
channelName = getName(),
additionalArgs = {
"newSlackRoute": ( channel, token ) => {
return variables.wirebox.getInstance(
"SlackRoute@megaphone",
{ "channel": channel, "token": token }
);
}
},
optional = true
);