A Slack connection is configured via the Slack connector to establish access to the Slack application. Once a connection is established, you can configure one or more Slack activities associated with that connection to use as a target within an operation.
Creating or Editing a Slack Connection
From the design canvas, open the Connectivity tab of the design component palette:
To configure a new Slack connection, within the Connectors filter, click the Slack connector block:
To configure an existing Slack connection, within the Endpoints filter, double-click the Slack connection block:
This will open a configuration screen for the Slack connection, covered next.
Configuring a Slack Connection
Configuration of a Slack connection includes these fields:
TIP: Fields with a variable icon support using global variables,
project variables, and Jitterbit variables. Begin typing an open square bracket
[ into the field or click the
variable icon to display existing variables to choose from.
Endpoint Name: Enter a name to use to identify the Slack connection. The name must be unique for each Slack connection and must not contain forward slashes (
/) or colons (
Authentication Type: Choose OAuth Access Type or Bot User OAuth Access Type.
OAuth Access Token: Enter the Slack OAuth Access Token that you previously saved. See Slack Registration.
Test: Click this button to verify the connection. The server will check only that the specified URL can make a connection.
Save Changes: Click this button to save and close the connection configuration.
Discard Changes: After making changes to a new or existing configuration, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.
Delete: After opening an existing connection configuration, click Delete to permanently delete the connection from the project and close the configuration (see Component Dependencies, Deletion, and Removal).
After configuring a Slack connection, use the Show dropdown to filter on Endpoints, and then click the Slack connection block to display activities that are available to be used with a Slack connection:
- Get: Retrieves table or view data from a Slack connection and is intended to be used as a source in an operation.
- Post: Posts an object to a Slack channel and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
- Search: Finds messages at a Slack endpoint and is intended to be used as a source in an operation.
- Chat: Places chat information into a Slack endpoint and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
- Files: Places file information into a Slack endpoint and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
- Conversations: Posts conversations information into a Slack endpoint and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
- Users: Places user information into a Slack endpoint and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
Last updated: Jun 25, 2019
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