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Hi all,

Seeking some assistance or clarification on the Airtable to slack integration. I’ve setup a view in Airtable that is supposed to push messages to a channel in slack when a record in that view is updated. I use the slack message to trigger a scenario in Integromat.

In that watched view, I have a Lookup field which references my main table. That field is populated when certain conditions in the main table are met. However, the Lookup field becoming populated in the watched view doesn’t appear to trigger the slack message. I tried adding a formula field in the watched view that is equal to the Lookup field and is also populated when the required conditions are met in my main table. Again, though, the formula field becoming automatically populated does not appear to be an ‘update’ that triggers the slack message integration.

So, is it only manual updates that trigger the Airtable to slack notification? Am I missing something?

Many thanks for any comments.

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For those that might be interested, after a fair bit of testing, it seems Airtable to slack notifications are not triggered by updates to computed fields (like formula, lookup, count, and rollup). Accordingly, only manually updated, non-computed fields will trigger the slack notification. If anyone finds otherwise, please let me know.

I found that only when I use the “Post all updates” I can get notifications in Slack channels. Not once on public or private channels when using a View.

When you say “Post all updates” do you mean “All activity in the base”?
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Exactly. “All Activity” works fine. “Updates to records visible in a view”, don’t work at all. I didn’t try the other option.