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Willard
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Post to Viva Engage via email: include a topic?

Hello,

 

I am attempting to post to viva engage using a flow that triggers from a form submission. All is working and I can post an image to viva engage through this method, but I cannot find any way to include a "topic" in the email to have the post included in the topic.

The topic already exists in viva engage.

 

I was able to find a topic id by right clicking the topic in viva engage and copying link, link is

 

https://web.yammer.com/main/org/DOMAIN/topics/eyJfdHlwZSI6IlRvcGljIiwiaWQiOiI3MjQxNzU2NjcyMCJ9

 

so topic id is: eyJfdHlwZSI6IlRvcGljIiwiaWQiOiI3MjQxNzU2NjcyMCJ9


Does anyone know of any syntax that could be used in email to create these posts with this topic included?

Thanks for your time!
Will

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @Willard,

 

The Post a Message action should have 20 topic fields which you can use to provide a topic, 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/yammer/#post-message

 

If the Topic already exists it would reuse that topic (as long as the topic name is spelled the same in your form answer).

 

Below is an example how you could configure this

 

vivaengage_postmessage_topic.png

 

The topic fields are hidden under advanced options (see an animation of that below, click on the animation to see it in higher resolution).

 

topic1_advancedoptions.gif



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I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. I have found that this connector does not allow for the use of images in the post. This is the reason I am using post via email instead of this connector. Am I misinformed in saying you cannot send an image via this connector?

Hey,
Did you find a working solution?
I have the same Problem of needing to automate posts with images and tags.

OMarRivera0108
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I apologize for the delay in reply. 

I did not find a way to make this work unfortunately. I only needed it for one week and had to resort to just manually posting the info as it came in through my flows. 

If I get the time to come back to this, I would start exploring embedding the image into the email as html and seeing if that worked somehow. 

Ideally, MS just adds these features into their Viva Engage Connectors as this seems like a critical functionality of Viva Engage. 

Sorry not able to assist further.

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