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Once you have an account, come back here to learn how Device Magic users can send their form data to Slack with a PDF, Word, XML, Plain Text, or Images destination.
In this article we'll give you a walkthrough of creating a Slack destination.
To get started adding a new Slack destination - either head to Forms index page or create a new form.
Once you’ve saved your form and exited the designer, you will arrive back at the Forms page. Go to your "Forms" page and click the link in the destinations column of the form you would like to add the destination to.
Note: If there are no destinations added to your account, this button will read "0".
Now, once you’ve been taken to the Destinations page, you can click the “New Destination” button.
A new page will load, and on it you will see different destinations to send your data. Select "Slack" as your destination and the format in which you'd like to deliver the information. In this example, "PDF" has been selected.
You will also see an option to send your images to a service other than Device Magic. If you would like to do this, select from the services provided. Please note, choosing a service other than "None (inline)" will result in a hyperlink to the hosted image being placed in the file generated by this destination instead of the actual image.
If you like, you can add a Description in your "Destination Options" box, this is optional.
Below your "Destination Options" section, additional formatting options will appear depending on the format of your destination. If you'd like more information on PDF options, please have a look here.
Next, click the "Start authorizing with Slack" link and a new window will appear with the sign-in options.
After inputting your Slack account details and successfully signing-in, you can select the channel in which you'd like to send your data.
Click "Authorize" and the window will automatically close. Now your Slack account and selected channel will be added to step 6 on your destinations page.
In Step 7, you have the option to create Destination Rules on when you want the Destination to be active. To learn more about how Destination Rules work, visit our article here.
When you're done, click "Create Destination".
This concludes our overview of adding the Slack destination. If you have any questions or comments feel free to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a comment below.