How to connect and use Slack
With Databox's Slack connector, you can now view data in context, right where the conversation is happening.
Once you’re connected, you can use slack commands or talk directly to the bot (private conversation).
Here are some of the quick and easy commands you can use to access your metrics right from Slack:
- in Databox app bot: metrics / weekly / alerts or /databox metrics / /databox weekly / /databox alerts / help
Please note: You will get scheduled Scorecard (daily, weekly, monthly) automatically only in Databox app bot.
To be automatically send to specific channel is currently not supported. You will have to use commands below to display it in the channels.
- in public/private channel: /databox metrics / /databox weekly / /databox alerts / /databox scorecard or @databox metrics / @databox weekly / @databox alerts / @databox scorecard
Please note: Using '/' will show reports only to you, using '@' will show report to everyone in that channel.
Additional info on switching the channels:
In the ''wrong'' channel type in: /kick @databox, hit 'Enter' and confirm it.
In the ''right'' channel type in: /invite @databox and hit 'Enter'. You'll get conformation message.
- in your space chat: /databox metrics / /databox weekly / /databox alerts
metricslists all available metrics that are used on databoards
metric [your metric] [period]reports the data for the requested metrics. You can also use the following optional short codes for periods:
24h(last 24 hours),
7d(last 7 days),
WTD(week to date),
14d(last 14 days),
30d(last 30 days),
MTD(month to date)…
weeklydelivers your latest weekly summary
alertslists the 5 most recent triggered alerts for your account
scorecardlists all existing Scorecards
helplists available commands
Getting errors when using commands: ''Sorry, there was an error while processing your command.''?
1. In Databox app bot type in logout.
2. Follow steps above to connect Slack to Databox again.
Note: On the drop-down list choose @databox and continue the steps.
And voila! Data at your fingertips is only a click away. You’ll be able to instantly access metrics from any of your Databox-connected data sources, right from Slack. Check it out today!
Remove Databox from Slack. You have to do this in Slack through browser.
Click on a gear icon first to get these options:
After that it will open a new page. At the bottom of the page you will find option to Remove App.
After that you can reconnect Slack following the steps outlined above.