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Microsoft Teams

Teams is a business communication platform where people can work together more effectively, connect all their software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work — all within a secure, enterprise-grade environment.

Overview

With the Microsoft Teams destination, Hightouch can serve as a notifier for various changes. This is a very flexible integration, but here are a few example use cases:

  1. Notify your customer success teams when product usage for a key account suddenly drops
  2. Notify an account executive when product usage surpasses a certain threshold
  3. Send a daily summary of the number of sign ups, compared to the same day last month
  4. Send a daily summary on the adoption of a core feature

Sending Teams Messages (Added / Changed / Removed)

Hightouch will not send any messages on the initial run to prevent a flood of messages to your channel. Messages will start after the this initial sync.

Hightouch supports sending messages based on rows that have been added, changed, or removed since the last sync run. Each row is sent as an individual message and can be sent to different channels and templated with Liquid.

Message formatting is best when the following conditions are met:

  1. You want to write a query, and have Hightouch detect the added and removed rows
  2. You want a custom message sent per each added and removed rows

Channel Selection

Hightouch supports both sending messages to a specific channel that the Hightouch bot is part of, or by pulling the channel ID each row. Enable the "Use column" toggle in order to dynamically set the target channel.

Added, Changed, and Removed Messages

Hightouch allows you to template the content you would like to send in your message.

  • When a row is added in your query results, Hightouch will send the row added content.
  • When a row is changed in your query results, Hightouch will send the row changed content.
  • When a row is deleted in your query results, Hightouch will send the row deleted content.

This content can be templated.

Sending Teams Messages (All Results)

The batch message mode is similar to the normal message mode, except it sends all rows in the query results rather than only added, changed, and removed rows since the last sync.

This mode also allows you to specify how many rows are sent per message, which can range from 1 to 20. With 1 row per message, it would be similar to the message mode, whereas 20 rows per message would be similar to a tabular representation.

This format is good for the following scenarios.

  1. You want to write a query, and have Hightouch push a message containing all rows, formatted as a message, to Microsoft Teams
  2. You don't want Hightouch to detect added, changed, and removed rows, but instead want to send all rows on each query run

Channel Selection

The batch message only supports sending your messages to a single channel.

Subject and Body Content

For each message, Hightouch allows setting the subject and row content. Only the row content is required. The row content is repeated per row in the message and has access to the row values via templating.

This content can be templated.

Templating Messages

Liquid Templating

For both the message and batch message modes, Liquid templating is supported. The most important implication of this is that columns from the added or removed row can be accessed as part of the message body. Here is an example message making use of Liquid to insert a column into the message.

User with name {{ row["name"] }} and email {{ row["email"] }} has signed up

Table

Table formatting sends all of your query results formatted as a text table as messages to Microsoft Teams. This mode is recommended only for small sets of data.

This format is good for the following scenarios.

  1. You want to write a query, and have Hightouch push a message containing all rows, formatted as a table, to Microsoft Teams
  2. You don't want Hightouch to detect added and removed rows, but instead want to send all rows on each query run

Channel Selection

The batch message only supports sending your messages to a single channel.

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OverviewSending Teams Messages (Added / Changed / Removed)Channel SelectionAdded, Changed, and Removed MessagesSending Teams Messages (All Results)Channel SelectionSubject and Body ContentTemplating MessagesLiquid TemplatingTableChannel Selection

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