Bursting to a Slack Channel

Users can configure a Burst to be sent to a Slack Channel in 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 enabling the corresponding option.

Additionally, the "Designate Slack Channel" Privilege allows a Power Users them to add an internal Slack Channel to MI and use it as an output destination for a Burst.


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

Adding Chatbot to Channel
  1. Access the Chatbot
  2. Open the Chatbot menu
  3. Click +Add this app to a channel
  4. Choose a channel from a drop-down
  5. [Add]

1. Create New Burst

Access New > Burst

  1. Name: specify the Name for your Slack Burst
  2. Content: add Tiles, Folders or Favorites
  3. Schedule: from the drop-down, 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]


Security settings must allow a Slack Channel to access Elements that are bursted to that Channel.

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