I have a Zap which creates a new slack channel with a name which is referenced from a previous step.
I then want to post a message to that channel, but of course at this point it is not available from the drop down list (not to mention that it’ll change every time, so I don't want to “hard select” it within the Zap). I’ve used the custom field to reference the same variable used to create the channel name, but it keeps returning an error and is unable to find the channel.
The flow is as follows:
> A new invoice is created in Xero
> Zap creates a new slack channel with the [invoice reference] as the channel name (this works perfectly)
> Zap posts a message to a slack channel called [invoice reference] using a custom field
> It returns the following error: Error from Slack: channel_not_found
Please note that I have tried this with an existing channel so I know that the issue is not with the channel being newly created.
Is anyone out there able to help with this? Why can't I post a message to a Slack channel this way? Any suggestions on how to achieve the same result, if indeed this functionality isn't possible?
Best answer by DanversView original