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Slack integration: how to get the full message into card description?

When I right-click on a message in Slack, and choose "Create card from message", the integration takes me through a wizard to pull the message into Trello, but when I get to the final stage of the wizard, it just:

  • truncates the message as the card name
  • leaves the description blank (instead of putting the full message in the description)
  • doesn't add a link back to Slack in the Trello card
  • doesn't include any attachments in the message

Basically, the integration seems ... fairly useless except for the rare case when you have a message w/ fewer characters than fit in the "name" field for a card.

What am I missing?

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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Sep 15, 2021

@jwescott have you tried using Zapier? you get some more customization with that where you can specify a trigger in Slack (could be like starring a message) and then define what you want to carry over. I believe you can set description there, and you might be able to pull in attachments, but I haven't tried that. Also, Zapier is pretty good about including links in zaps, so if nothing else I think that would include a link to the zap? But maybe not the exact Slack message.

Thanks for the quick repsonse, Brittany.

Zapier is a non-starter for a company like mine. It took 8 months to get approval to use the integration (legal, security, compliance review, etc.).

Am I really the only one that finds the implementation here lacking?

@jwescott I've never really used that part of the Slack/Trello integration - usually I've just used the power-up to have Trello notifications broadcast messages in slack channels for people who aren't great at checking Trello, so I've never really done much from Slack to Trello. But I am sure others do, just don't have any experience or pain points there myself.

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