Sequence that reads messages from Slack and writes to topic.
Read messages from Slack and write to topic. This Sequence is a topic provider, it writes data under a topic name
"application/x-ndjson" content type.
In order to read messages from Slack you need to create application first. Go to Slack API and
Create New App.
Next, select your app and under
Settings -> select
Enable Socket Mode as per message:
To start receiving payloads in Socket Mode, turn on the toggle below and call the apps.connections.open endpoint using an App Level Token to establish a connection.
After enabling socket mode, follow link to App Level Tokens, scroll down to
App-Level Tokens and generate new token. Give it a name and select scope:
Copy SOCKET_MODE_TOKEN. It will look like:
xapp-1-A.... and save it on your disc, you will need it later on.
Open the terminal and run the following commands:
# install dependencies npm install # transpile TS->JS to dist/ npm run build # make a compressed package with Sequence si seq pack dist # send Sequence to transform hub, this will output Sequence ID si seq send dist.tar.gz # start a Sequence, provide SOCKET_MODE_TOKEN as the second parameter si seq start - --args [\"SOCKET_MODE_TOKEN\"] # check Slack connection status displayed via stdout stream si inst stdout - # view messages in topic si topic get messages-slack-outbound