You can already send data to Slack on a set schedule with Pulses, but what about when you need an answer right now? Say hello to FantasticBot.

FantasticBot helps add context to conversations you’re having in Slack by letting you insert results from FantasticStay Analytics.

Connecting to Slack.

To use FantasticBot with Slack you’ll first need to connect FantasticStay Analytics to your Slack with an API token.

What can FantasticBot do?

FantasticBot can show individual questions and also lists of questions that have already been asked in FantasticStay Analytics.

If you ever need help remembering what FantasticBot can do, just type metabot help in Slack.

MetaBot help

Where can I use FantasticBot?

You can talk to FantasticBot in any Slack channel, including private ones, as long as you’ve invited the FantasticBot Slack user to that channel.

Showing questions

To see a question from FantasticStay Analyticsin Slack type metabot show [question name] where question name is the title of one of your saved questions. If you have several similarly named questions, Fantasticbot will ask you to differentiate between the two by typing the number next to the name.

MetaBot similar

That number is the ID number of the question in FantasticStay Analytics, and if you find yourself using the same question over and over again you can save a bit of time by typing “FantasticBot show 19.”

MetaBot show

Listing questions

If you don’t have a sense of which questions you want to view in Slack, you can type MetaBot list to get a list of the most recently saved questions in your FantasticStay Analytics.

MetaBot show

To review

  • Connect to Slack to start using FantasticBot

  • Show data from FantasticStay Analytics in Slack using metabot show <question-id>

  • Search for questions by typing metabot show <search-term>

  • Get a list of questions by typing metabot list

  • metabot help lets you see everything FantasticBot can do if you forget or need more information

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