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Slack
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Slack is a messaging program designed specifically for the workplace.


Prerequisites

To connect Savant to Slack, you need access to an active Slack account.


Set Up Slack in Savant

In Slack

Connection Approval:

If your Slack workspace requires admin approval, please contact your admin to complete the connection.

Connection Permissions: On behalf of this connection, Savant can perform the following actions:

  1. View Permissions:

    • View basic information about public channels in your workspace.

    • View basic information about private channels that Savant has been added to.

  2. File Management:

    • Upload, edit, and delete files as Savant.

    • Add, edit, and delete remote files on a user’s behalf.

  3. Channel Interaction:

    • Join public channels in a workspace.

  4. Messaging:

    • Send messages as @savant.

In Savant

Click Authenticate. You will be redirected to Slack to grant Savant access to your workspace. Follow the Slack prompts to find your workspace and log in to your Slack account.


Tips for Formatting Slack Messages in Savant

You can format Slack messages in Savant to add styling, user mentions, and channel and workspace notifications using Markdown.

Text

  • Bold text: wrap your text with asterisks (*).

    *bold*
  • Italic text: wrap your text with underscores (_).

    _italic_
  • Strikethrough text: wrap your text with tildes (~).

    ~strikethrough~

Inline Code and Blockquotes

  • Inline code blocks (single word or line): wrap your text with a single backtick (`).

    `inline code block`
  • Inline code blocks (block of text): wrap your text with three backticks (```).

    ```inline code block text block```
  • Blockquotes: start the blockquote with a closing angle bracket (>).

    >blockquote

Lists

  • Ordered lists: type the number, a period (.), and a space before your text.

    1. ordered list
  • Bulleted lists: mimic the formatting using the bullet point symbol (•) and a space before your text.

    • bulleted list

Links

  • URL links: are automatically hyperlinked in Slack without additional formatting.

  • Display link text instead of the URL: Type an open angle bracket (<), your URL link, a pipe character (|), your link text, and a closing angle bracket (>).

    <https://savantlabs.com|Link text>

New Lines

  • No special formatting is required. To add a new line, use the return (enter) key on your keyboard.

  • Note: You can enter only a single new line between lines of text. Two or more consecutive new lines are not supported.

Emoji

  • Wrap the name of the emoji in colons (:).

    :heart_eyes:

Mentions and Notifications

  • User mentions: type an open angle bracket (<), the at symbol (@), the user’s Slack member ID, and a closing angle bracket (>).

    <@UG1234567>
  • “Everyone” notification: type an open angle bracket (<), an exclamation point (!), “everyone”, and a closing angle bracket (>).

    <!everyone>
  • “Here” notification: type an open angle bracket (<), an exclamation point (!), “here”, and a closing angle bracket (>).

    <!here>
  • “User group” notification: type an open angle bracket (<), an exclamation point (!), type in “subteam”, a caret symbol (^), the user group ID, and a closing angle bracket (>).

    <!subteam^abcde123456>

Your workspace may disable notifications or usage of @here and @everyone. Contact your Slack administrator to verify if notifications are enabled.


Understanding Slack Limitations

There are no known limitations to Savant’s Slack connector.

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