I would love to send private slack messages from coda as well, is it possible somehow? As of know you have to provide channel, but is it something I can write in the channel for it to be sent as a private message?
Of course :). Should have tried that. You should add that to the placeholder text to make it obvious.
Tried it now and it works fine when the person name doesn’t contain space or “åæø”. Do I need to escape any characters for private messages?
Did you manage to solve this issue? Facing the same ATM. Thanks!
Unfortunately right now this is not supported due to some limitations in the Slack API. We’re working with them to resolve and will update this thread when we make more progress.
can’t you just use the Slack
member id? you can copy it from the user’s profile or pull it from the
user.list slack api call. some examples in Slack’s documentation like this page: https://api.slack.com/methods/users.identity but user ids start with
I never tried and think that should be possible. The point here is more about giving feedback on something that should work in coda. The API workaround is too much work for me to be worth it.
I hear you.
But this might be easier than you expect. Check this page out. https://api.slack.com/methods/users.list/test
Just make sure you’re logged in and picking the correct workspace from the drop down at the top right and click the “test method” button after the list of fields. you don’t need to add any data, all your users will be returned as a JSON object including their user ids.
Works like a charm!