Particle Trigger Node

The Particle Trigger fires a workflow whenever an event is received on the selected Particle integration.

Particle Trigger

Node Properties

The trigger only takes one parameter:


Select which of your Particle integrations you would like to fire the trigger for. Assuming the integration is connected, your workflow will trigger whenever the integration receives a message.

After selecting a Particle integration, a summary of the event names that will cause the trigger to fire will appear beneath the selector.


The trigger’s initial payload includes a data object with the following properties:

  • coreid: A string representing the ID of the Particle device that published the event.
  • data: A string value associated with the published event.
  • name: The name of the event as a string.
  • published_at: An ISO date string indicating when the event was published.
  • ttl: An integer representing the TTL (time to live) of the published event, in seconds.

In the general case, a Particle Trigger’s initial payload looks like the following:

  "applicationId": "555555555555eeeeeeeeeeee",
  "applicationName": "My Great Application",
  "data": {
    "coreid": "myParticleDeviceId",
    "data": "myEventValue",
    "name": "myEventName",
    "published_at": "2017-02-19T17:25:55.409Z",
    "ttl": 60
  "flowId": "333333333333cccccccccccc",
  "flowName": "My Great Workflow",
  "flowVersion": "myFlowVersion",
  "globals": {
    "aJsonGlobal": {
      "key": "value"
    "aNumberGlobal": 42,
    "aStringGlobal": "My value"
  "relayId": "<ID of the integration>",
  "relayType": "integration",
  "time": Fri Feb 19 2016 17:26:00 GMT-0500 (EST),
  "triggerId": "<ID of the integration>",
  "triggerType": "integration"

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