Aug 05, 2021 06:31 AM
I set an automation to deliver a daily report to my team Slack, triggered at a scheduled time. This report would find all active Projects (either using a preset View or a Condition) and then insert those found records into the Slack message as a grid.
This is the AirTable guide I used (mirrored from email to Slack).
Here are the steps:
Each time, the records were not displayed in a grid format but in a string of code.
Has anyone else run into this issue or requested support from the AirTable team?
Aug 30, 2021 12:46 PM
Same issues – List is rendered as HTML with no option for plain text.
Anyone know how we can get a list of records in a slack message friendly format?
Aug 30, 2021 12:48 PM
ah, “This feature is currently only available to be used within an email body. You can use this with our native Send email action, as well as the Send email action for Outlook and Gmail.”
In other words, it wont work for Slack. Seems like it would be easy to make this more cross-platform just by having a plain text option. …
Sep 22, 2021 12:34 PM
Same issue! I hope Airtable fix this soon, really considering to pay another automation tool only to do something that a native feature already does
Nov 17, 2021 08:26 AM
Here’s a workaround:
Use an email automation to send an email to a Slack channel: https://slack.com/slack-tips/send-email-to-slack
It will display the email in Slack with the full grid information that you include in the automation.