Using the Stemma Bot in Slack
Stemma’s goal is to capture information about data no matter where it happens. Slack is increasingly where conversations about data exist, and Stemma has a super simple integration that allows you to pin Slack conversations to tables.
Here’s how it works. If someone asks a great question, or posts a great answer about a piece of data in Slack, you can open a thread and tag the Stemma bot:
(Note: if schema_name.table_name is not unique in your warehouse, you can always use db_name.schema_name.table_name)
You can now go to the Table Usage page in the Stemma UI to see the linked conversations:
Where can you use the Slack bot?
You can use it in public or private channels. You just need to invite the bot into the channel. It cannot be used in direct messages.
Some other things to keep in mind about the integration:
- You must respond in a thread
- You need to give a precise definition. If a table is only present in one schema, “@Stemma table_name” will work just fine. But if it’s present in multiple schemas, you’ll need to use “@Stemma schema.table_name”
If you have any feedback or questions about the Slack integration, please reach out to [email protected]!