Post to Channel

Post to Channel

Overview

This task is used to post a message to any of the channels that you are a part of, using the channel name in Zoho Cliq.

Syntax

<variable> = zoho.cliq.postToChannel(<channel_name>, <message>, <connection>);

where,

ParamsData typeDescription

<variable>

KEY-VALUE

is the variable which will hold the response returned by Zoho Cliq.

<channel_name>

TEXT

is the channel's name in which the message will be posted.

<message>

TEXT
KEY-VALUE
FILE
LIST of FILE

is the message to be posted.

The different types of content that can be posted in a channel can be found here.

<connection>*

(optional)

TEXT

specifies the name of the Zoho Cliq connection.

*Note: This param is mandatory in all services except Zoho Cliq, and not applicable to Zoho Creator.

Example

The following script posts a message Hello in the channel - DelugeChannel.

response = zoho.cliq.postToChannel("DelugeChannel", "Hello", "cliq_connection");

(or)

response = zoho.cliq.postToChannel("DelugeChannel", {"text":"Hello"}, "cliq_connection");

where,

response
is a KEY-VALUE response returned by Zoho Cliq, that represents the status of the executed task
"DelugeChannel"
is a TEXT that represents channel name
"text"
is the key of TEXT data type which represents the message to be posted
"Hello"
is the TEXT message to be posted
"cliq_connection"
is the TEXT that represents the name of the connection

Response Format

  • Following is a sample success response:

    {"status":"success"
  • The failure response returned for a non-existent channel name is of the following format.

    {
    "message":"Whoa! Looks like this channel does not exist.",
    "code":"channel_not_exists"
    }

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