Question

How to send Slack Block Code through Zapier?

  • 16 November 2021
  • 6 replies
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Hello,

I want to take advantage of Slack Block Kit Builder and add some buttons to my Slack messages that are generated through Zapier.

This is probably something obvious but I coudln’t find any info on this. How to I actually send those Slack messages which are Json blocks through Zapier so that they’re parsed in slack instead of showing up as a message?


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Hi @Suren H 

You’ll need to use the Webhooks app in your Zap: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/integrations

OR

You can try using a Code step: https://zapier.com/apps/code/help

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Hey @Suren H just checking in to see how you made out here! Were you able to get things working using some of Troy’s suggestions? Let us know!

Is there really no other way?  Having to use a completely custom Code action makes this impractical. All I want is to be able to create buttons in the slack message. Ultimately I want to offer this as a user template, but forcing a user to set up auth in the code block for slack is impractical.

Userlevel 7
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Hi @Jordan Humanloop 

Good question.

 

Perhaps as an alternative to buttons you can use links: https://zapier.com/help/doc/tips-formatting-your-slack-messages#links

Links

URL links are automatically hyperlinked in Slack without additional formatting.

To display link text instead of the URL:

  • Type an open angle bracket (<), your URL link, a pipe character (|), your link text, and a closing angle bracket.
    <https://zapier.com|Link text>

 

Depending on your requirements you can look into using the Slack Workflow Builder: https://slack.com/help/articles/360035692513-Guide-to-Workflow-Builder

 

Otherwise, at this time, Slack buttons in messages require specific JSON structures to render correctly, so those would require use of the Slack Block Kit via the Slack API: https://api.slack.com/reference/block-kit/blocks

 

Hi,

I want to refresh the topic, because it focused on links and i have a problem with send simple block message to slack with data from Google Sheet.

 

I want to send simple message with “sections” filled with values from Google Sheet cells:

{
"blocks": [
{
"type": "divider"
},
{
"type": "section",
"text": {
"type": "plain_text",
"text": "[VALUE FROM GOOGLE SHEET CELL]",
"emoji": true
}
},
{
"type": "section",
"fields": [
{
"type": "plain_text",
"text": "*[VALUE FROM GOOGLE SHEET CELL]*",
"emoji": true
},
{
"type": "plain_text",
"text": "*[VALUE FROM GOOGLE SHEET CELL]*",
"emoji": true
}
]
}
]
}

How I can do this by Zapier?

Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hi @Arek 

The Webhooks app or Code app can be used.

Webhooks: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/help

Code: https://zapier.com/apps/code/help