Post Slack Message


Posts a message on a Slack workspace. For example, this can be used to inform about the progress of a model that might take many hours to run.


Name Type Description
Message String Type Message that will be posted on the slack channel. The message may include multiple lines of text.
Channel String Type Slack channel where the message will be posted. Must start with a an “#”. Ex: “#experimental”. The channel must exist on the Slack workspace or the message will be ignored.
Slack Webhook String Type URL of the corresponding Slack workspace webhook. This URL should be enabled for the Slack service before using it. Ex: “

Optional Inputs

Name Type Description Default Value
Username String Type Username of the user posting the message. This username does not have to be a real user name. The name can include spaces and hyphens. Ex: “Dinamica EGO - Model”. Dinamica EGO


Name Type Description
Always True Boolean Value Type Used to facilitate chaining this submodel to other functors. Explicitly chaining functors simplify the definition of a custom execution order among them.


This submodel uses the R package "curl" to post a message to an Slack channel specified.

In order to work with Slack, the submodels asks for the definition of an “incoming webhook” used to allow the communication between external applications and a Slack workspace. More information about how to create a webhook once you have created a slack channel can be found here.

As an additional constraints, the model using the submodel as part of its definition must be executed using a custom R interpreter, since the R script will automatically download and install the package “curl” if necessary. If downloading and installing the package is not possible, the submodel execution will have no effect.


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