{"__v":9,"_id":"5537e299c1fdc90d00d2e07d","category":{"__v":2,"_id":"5537e2870899730d0081368d","pages":["5537e299c1fdc90d00d2e07d","5537e2c00899730d0081368e"],"project":"542ac32254d88d140075fc36","version":"542ac32254d88d140075fc39","sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2015-04-22T18:03:51.207Z","from_sync":false,"order":1,"slug":"integrations","title":"Integrations"},"project":"542ac32254d88d140075fc36","user":"542ac2d054d88d140075fc29","version":{"__v":4,"_id":"542ac32254d88d140075fc39","project":"542ac32254d88d140075fc36","createdAt":"2014-09-30T14:50:10.500Z","releaseDate":"2014-09-30T14:50:10.500Z","categories":["542ac32254d88d140075fc3a","542af0fd54d88d140075ff1b","542af128cedcfc140004b8d0","5537e2870899730d0081368d"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2015-04-22T18:04:09.433Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":999,"body":"Exversion provides simple Slack integration, allowing users to both search for and request data from within the channel. No account is needed to use Exversion for Slack, although users will need to create an account to confirm any data requests they create.\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Installing Exversion for Slack\"\n}\n[/block]\nNow that Slack has rolled out more advanced integrations you can install Exversion for Slack just by [clicking here](https://slack.com/oauth/authorize?scope=incoming-webhook,commands&client_id=2339600336.17664674019) \n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Searching for Data Inside Slack\"\n}\n[/block]\nThe syntax to run a search is super simple. After the command \"/exversion search\" simply enter in the terms you wish to search for, exactly as you would on [The Data Search Engine](https://www.exversion.com/search). For example, if you wanted to search for datasets about food, you would enter the following command into Slack \n[block:code]\n{\n  \"codes\": [\n    {\n      \"code\": \"/exversion search food\",\n      \"language\": \"text\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nSlack would then respond with a list of links to choose from\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/FUuiFQnBR8qaVy1oYkxc_Screen%20Shot%202016-01-11%20at%205.00.05%20PM.png\",\n        \"Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 5.00.05 PM.png\",\n        \"688\",\n        \"268\",\n        \"#2d93b9\",\n        \"\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Requesting Data Through Slack\"\n}\n[/block]\nIf you can't find what you're looking for from a search, you might want to submit a data request. Use the command \"/exversion request\" followed by a description of your request. For example: \n[block:code]\n{\n  \"codes\": [\n    {\n      \"code\": \"/exversion request Some data about the nutritional make up of different kinds of chocolate. Specifically amount sugar\",\n      \"language\": \"text\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nSlack bot will then respond will a link back to Exversion. If you do not have an Exversion account you will be prompted to create one first, otherwise you will be asked to confirm the data request. From here you can edit the request itself and add more details if so desired.","excerpt":"","slug":"search-and-request-data-through-slack","type":"basic","title":"Search for Data on Slack"}

Search for Data on Slack


Exversion provides simple Slack integration, allowing users to both search for and request data from within the channel. No account is needed to use Exversion for Slack, although users will need to create an account to confirm any data requests they create. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Installing Exversion for Slack" } [/block] Now that Slack has rolled out more advanced integrations you can install Exversion for Slack just by [clicking here](https://slack.com/oauth/authorize?scope=incoming-webhook,commands&client_id=2339600336.17664674019) [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Searching for Data Inside Slack" } [/block] The syntax to run a search is super simple. After the command "/exversion search" simply enter in the terms you wish to search for, exactly as you would on [The Data Search Engine](https://www.exversion.com/search). For example, if you wanted to search for datasets about food, you would enter the following command into Slack [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "/exversion search food", "language": "text" } ] } [/block] Slack would then respond with a list of links to choose from [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/FUuiFQnBR8qaVy1oYkxc_Screen%20Shot%202016-01-11%20at%205.00.05%20PM.png", "Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 5.00.05 PM.png", "688", "268", "#2d93b9", "" ] } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Requesting Data Through Slack" } [/block] If you can't find what you're looking for from a search, you might want to submit a data request. Use the command "/exversion request" followed by a description of your request. For example: [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "/exversion request Some data about the nutritional make up of different kinds of chocolate. Specifically amount sugar", "language": "text" } ] } [/block] Slack bot will then respond will a link back to Exversion. If you do not have an Exversion account you will be prompted to create one first, otherwise you will be asked to confirm the data request. From here you can edit the request itself and add more details if so desired.