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Helper III
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Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

Hi all,

 

I was just wondering in relation to the Slack connector on Power Automate. I've been reading some articles on slack message formatting from apps and it seems like you can do a lot of things like even hyperlinking texts and putting in buttons when Flow sends a message to a Slack channel. I just can't seem to get this working. Whenever I try to put in the blocks into the message area of Slack it does comes into the channel as plain text.

 

https://api.slack.com/reference/surfaces/formatting

 

I used an example from their block kit builder https://api.slack.com/tools/block-kit-builder?mode=message&blocks=%5B%7B%22type%22%3A%22section%22%2C%22text%22%3A%7B%22type%22%3A%22mrkdwn%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22This%20message%20contains%20a%20URL%20http%3A%2F%2Ffoo.com%2F%5CnSo%20does%20this%20one%3A%20www.foo.com%5CnThis%20message%20contains%20a%20URL%20%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Ffoo.com%2F%3E%5Cn%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.foo.com%7CThis%20message%20*is*%20a%20link%3E%5Cn%3Cmailto%3Abob%40example.com%7CEmail%20Bob%20Roberts%3E%22%7D%7D%5DI used an example from their block kit builder https://api.slack.com/tools/block-kit-builder?mode=message&blocks=%5B%7B%22type%22%3A%22section%22%2C%22text%22%3A%7B%22type%22%3A%22mrkdwn%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22This%20message%20contains%20a%20URL%20http%3A%2F%2Ffoo.com%2F%5CnSo%20does%20this%20one%3A%20www.foo.com%5CnThis%20message%20contains%20a%20URL%20%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Ffoo.com%2F%3E%5Cn%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.foo.com%7CThis%20message%20*is*%20a%20link%3E%5Cn%3Cmailto%3Abob%40example.com%7CEmail%20Bob%20Roberts%3E%22%7D%7D%5D

 

It then just comes through as plain text:

image.png

 

How do I go about using markdown text to put in structured messages with hyperlinks and potentially in the future buttons using the Flow connector for Slack?

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Community Support

Re: Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

Have you tried using markdown directly to format the message instead of using the code provided in the template?

 

I tested it on my side, and I can add hyperlinks and links through markdown.

 

If you need a new line, you can type a newline instead of "\ n", "\ n" does not seem to work.

Image reference:

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Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

Yes, you can choose not to configure Parse Mode or select none.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

Have you tried using markdown directly to format the message instead of using the code provided in the template?

 

I tested it on my side, and I can add hyperlinks and links through markdown.

 

If you need a new line, you can type a newline instead of "\ n", "\ n" does not seem to work.

Image reference:

160.PNG

Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Helper III
Helper III

Re: Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

Hi @v-bacao-msft ,

 

Thanks for the quick response. So I tried copying your sample message exactly as per below's screenshot:

 

image.png

 

But when it comes into the channel. It still looks like the below:

 

image.png

 

You can see in the Advanced options of the flow. I've set the "Parse Mode" to "full". Should I turn that off?

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Community Support

Re: Slack Message Post and using mrkdwn

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

Yes, you can choose not to configure Parse Mode or select none.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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