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How do I migrate archive of Slack messages to Mighty Networks using Zapier?

  • 24 November 2023
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I would like to migrate my user community forum from Slack to Mighty Networks. I have 700 members, a dozen channels and 1000s of posts within those channels. 

I can manually create the channels in MN. I can get active users to create accounts using email blasts. 

What I would like to do is move my archive of messages over to MN. 

Slack will let me export channels and messages to a json file but MN has no import feature for this. 

So I’m thinking perhaps I could create a Zap that will browse my slack forum, select each message and recreate it in MN.  

I cannot find a zap trigger for this.  The closest I can find are triggers based on new messages. 

Any advice would be appreciated.  


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Hi there @somedudesteve,

Welcome to the Community! 🎉

At the moment, Zaps are only built to look at new and incoming information, and won't process existing data. You can read a bit more about this here: https://zapier.com/help/create/basics/why-isnt-my-zap-triggering-on-existing-records

This means that data created before the Zap is turned on won't be pulled in automatically. 

That said, if you're able to export that data as a spreadsheet or CSV file, you may be able to "import" them using a separate Zap. This guide has some great visual references for getting that workaround set up: https://zapier.com/help/create/basics/bulk-import-data-into-zaps

Hopefully, this helps!