Bursting to a Slack Channel (5.5 and beyond)

As of Release 5.5, sending a Burst to a Slack Channel requires only a few simple steps. Selecting a target Slack channel, a set of elements and a schedule can now be done directly from the Burst Editor by simply enabling the corresponding option.

PREREQUISITES:

For more information on creating Bursts, refer to Create New Burst (Version 5.1.2 and beyond)

1. Access New > Burst

  1. Name: specify the Name for your Slack Burst
  2. Content: add Tiles, Folders or Favorites
  3. Schedule: from the dropdown, select the Notification Schedule, or alternatively add a new one by clicking [+]
  4. Send Burst via Slack: activate the Slack bursting option and specify the Channel where the Burst will be delivered
    • If the added Tiles do not satisfy Security checks for the selected Channel, a warning message will be shown. For details, view the NOTE below
  5. Save & Enable

NOTE:

  1. Security settings must allow a Slack Channel to access elements that are bursted to that Channel
  2. Bursting only works for public Channels 

2. Verify Slack Distribution

After Content Bursting is executed according to the Notification Schedule, the Slack Channel will contain the following information:

  1. Burst Name
  2. Tile Name
  3. Last Measurement Value and Time (for Metrics)
  4. Tile Description
  5. Preview Image

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