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Gene_Sigalov
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I have set up a view and I’d like to be updated whenever there is an update to that view in Airtable. That means, when someone does @me in a record, I’d like to be notified in slack. Unfortunately, the slack integration does not seem to trigger any notification when there is a comment added to a record. What gives?

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Yes. And valid. But the alternative is to let/ask my team to comment in several discrete systems: Dropbox, Google Sheets, Airtable, Asana, etc…

Instead, our very deep preference is to consolidate all discourse to Slack, leveraging integrations to do so.

Agreed that proximity to the actual data in discussion is critical, but my argument would be that a sufficient integration/bot should be able to greatly narrow that void.

Harold_Resingto
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I agreed we should be able to send emails directly to Airtable as comments or tasks

Timoni_West
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Just want to add another voice to the conversation and vote for Slack DMs + Airtable notifications.

The Zapier integration works, and I use it for sending me Slack notifications with certain emails, but it is clunky. It also requires you to have access to other user’s email accounts in order to trigger the action.

Tim_Beyers
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Adding my +1 to this as a feature. We use Okta here and, presuming we decide to move to enterprise, we’d have both Airtable and Slack logins inside Okta so we should be able to easily manage secure integration.

Another thought since we do this with some custom apps: make Slack a login for our Airtable instances. At that level of depth, then it should be possible for every team member who’s in the system to get notifications pushed directly as Slack DMs.

Final thought: what about just adding the trigger? As it is, the triggering setup today allows me to push to anything readable in my Slack instance, and that includes every DM conversation. So there is a mechanism for reaching users directly – it’s just that the system isn’t designed to encourage anything other than in-base alerts and email.

FWIW.

Kirk_N
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Bummed this does not exist and this seems like an obvious feature.

Airtable record comment or mention > pushed to Slack channel

Tried Zapier, Integeromet, IFTTT, etc. but none have triggers to enable this.

The only sorta workaround (per above) would be to create a Zap for every user in Airtable based upon when they receive an email from Airtable that they were mentioned, but this would not work with general comments.

Please take a look at this Airtable team :slightly_smiling_face:

Tim_Nugmanov
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Woah! Just wanted to set that up. Lame that they haven’t yet implemented this :frowning:

Cameron_Pye
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1 for this feature and surprised it doesn’t exist, actually the airtable <–> slack integration is pretty weak in general which is a bummer. agree w/ Andrew_Enright’s stance that I want to keep as much comment level discourse in one place (slack) and tie it in to other tools.

Todd_Detmold
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I’d like to upvote this. My specific use case is just a basic notification preference. My options for @mentions are mobile push notifications and email. I would much prefer getting these notifications via slack!

Dan_Parsons
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1 to this feature request. Very surprised this isn’t supported.

Use case = all comments in a base be pushed to a specified Slack channel.