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Slack integration doesn't display, only links to, graph image?


#1

In the list of available commands for the slack integration, it says "goalname will display the status and graph for the goal with that goalname." However, when I attempt to use this command, it only links to the graph instead of displaying it. Being able to see the graph inline would be super nice. If this isn’t a bug, can I request this as a feature?

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#2

Also, is this a proper error message? Because it looks more like all the possible error messages.

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#3

I think the graph preview only works for public goals.
@dreev @bee I would love a solution to this as well


#4

I just double-checked and the goal I was trying to view is public. :confused:


#5

Hmm. so I think that slack not showing the preview is maybe a settings thing with your own slack? or perhaps it’s something to do with us using the “only visible to you” thing?

I thought at first it was because we’re using the beeminder graph url, which redirects to amazon s3, but if I send a message with the https://www.beeminder.com/meta/uvi/graph url, that auto-expands. But yeah, we’re just sending a url. Not sure how slack decides to expand that or not.


#6

Thanks for taking a look. :slight_smile: This is a new Slack workspace, so no settings have been changed. It’s not a big deal. I’d rather be able to add datapoints. :wink:


#7

oh yeah, this was a two-parter. whoops. yeah, the error message for that is totally blrcxked but I think it’s just a syntax problem with your datapoint. Check out valid datapoint formats here:
https://help.beeminder.com/article/36-what-is-my-data

protip: you can just use a ^ in place of remembering the current date.