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Pipelines Slack Channel

  • 1.  Pipelines Slack Channel

    Posted 03-30-2020 12:14
    I have created a Pipeline between QB and Slack, so that when a Record is Created in QB a message is sent to a Channel in Slack. How do I include a link to the QB Record in the Slack message?

    Ashley Harris

  • 2.  RE: Pipelines Slack Channel

    Posted 03-30-2020 12:18
    I don't know much about slack, but assuming that it can accept a hyperlink, then you can make a Formula Rich text field with this syntax.

    var text Words = "the words the user would click on";
    var text URL = URLRoot() & "db/" & dbid() & "?a=dr&rid=" & [Record ID#];

    "<a href=" & $URL & ">" & $Words & "</a>"

    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    Your Quick Base Coach

  • 3.  RE: Pipelines Slack Channel

    Posted 21 days ago

    Not sure how this worked for you, but Slack did not recognize this formatting for me and spit out the full text, "<ahref" stuff and all. 
    If you are comfortable with a clickable full link URL being displayed, try this: 

    1. Make a Formula URL field called [Link to Record for Slack] (or something like that)

    2. Make the value: 
    URLRoot() & "db/" & Dbid() & "?a=dr" &
    "&rid=" & [Record ID#]  

    3. Add this field [Link to Record for Slack] to your pipeline delivery. 

    My results came out like you see below. 
    The URL was clickable, because of Slack's URL handling in chats. 


    James has created a new job!
    Client: Nike
    Job Code: NIK_0720_152
    Estimated Start Date: 2020-07-22 00:00:00+00:00
    Link: https://xxxxxx.quickbase.com/db/xxxxxx?a=dr&rid=123

    This bold items are fields mapped from the pipeline. 

    NOW if anyone knows how to get ride of those timestamp zeroes, I'd love to hear it. The field they are pulling from is Date (not time) field, so I think it's Slack. 

    Adam Parker

  • 4.  RE: Pipelines Slack Channel

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Keith Jusas 13 days ago
    one simple way may be to create a formula text field and convert your date field to text and use the text field in the pipeline.

    Also if you use the "Title" property in the pipeline you can mask the link so instead of seeing https://xxxxxx.quickbase.com/db/xxxxxx?a=dr&rid=123 in your Slack message you can have something like Click to view Job

    Keith Jusas
    Juiced Technologies, Inc.
    Ronkonkoma NY