Question

Reverse Triggering with Zapier Bot from Slack


Hey All,

 

I have Zap which checks every X days if specific column is “No”

If it’s “No” it copies the whole row and sends slack message to user (PM) from spreadsheet.

 

My question is, is it possible reverse way to trigger.

What I mean is, if user replies to Bot with text, is it possible to notify me or update row in spreadsheet

 

Currently slack integration supports message to groups or specific people. But since Bot is not something I can select, I am kind of stuck

 

I also added screenshot of current Zap

Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Note: I can trigger messages from my account and not as Bot, but it will cause mess. Because it will catch also the messages that people writing me spontaneously.  


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3 replies

Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hi @yosihatem 

Good question.

Perhaps look into using the Slack Workflow Builder: https://slack.com/help/articles/360035692513-Guide-to-Workflow-Builder

Hey @Troy Tessalone 

Thanks for your answer

 

When choosing “send message”, it’s asking to choose someone explicitly. The thing is I have the Slack ID from spreadsheet. So I can’t put ID from spreadsheet on slack workflow builder

Attached screenshot

 

Any ideas how to make this dynamic?

Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Hi there @yosihatem,

I’m jumping in to see if I can help!

We have a help article on how to use Slack Workflow Builder with Zapier. You can find the article here: https://help.zapier.com/hc/en-us/articles/9106223489805-Use-Slack-Workflow-Builder-with-Zapier#1-create-a-slack-workflow-0-0

Hopefully, this points you to the right direction! 😊