- 11 Jan 2024
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Receiving base activity notifications in Slack
- Mis à jour le 11 Jan 2024
- 2 Minutes à lire
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Integrating Airtable with Slack is simple. You can use this integration to receive updates in a specified Slack channel whenever changes are made:
To an Airtable base
To specific records in an Airtable base
To specific views in an Airtable base
You can create as many Slack notification "rules" as you'd like so that different bases can post updates to different channels in Slack. For example, you may want changes in your "Applicant Tracking" base to notify your team in the "#recruiting" slack channel, while changes in your "Bugs" base are posted to your "#dev" channel.
Add a new Slack notification rule
To set up a new Slack notification rule:
Go to the Airtable base you want to receive notifications from
Click the drop-down arrow ⌄ next to the base name, then the ellipses icon …, and click Slack notifications.
Alternatively, go to the Slack notifications page directly, where you can add a new notification rule or see all of the other rules that you've set up. From here, you can create a new notification rule or modify an existing notification rule by clicking Add a Slack notification rule.
Configure notification rules
On the notification rule configuration page:
First, select the base you'd like to post updates from if it hasn't been set already.
Next, choose the Slack channel that you'd like to post updates to.
An authorization window may appear that you will need to Allow for the integration to work.
Once a rule has been created, you can also:
Disable the rule to stop it from posting updates
Send a test message to make sure that everything is working
Remove the integration altogether
After configuring a rule, give it a try! Make some updates to the base that you selected in the rule, and watch Slack to see the updates appear.
In situations where a record enters a view NOT as the result of a user-initiated action (e.g. a view based on a filter tied to time), the slack notification for a view will not trigger. This has important implications for automated, time-based reminders.
For changes made in specific views, only changes made to visible fields will trigger notifications. Changes made to hidden fields will not trigger a Slack notification.
In the cases highlighted above and other customer use cases you can build custom Slack notifications using the Airtable Automations feature.
OAuth scopes and security
For this portion of our product integration with Slack, we only interact with one API scope from Slack.
Post to the Slack channel
For more information about Slack's scopes, we recommend checking out their support documentation here.