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How to create a new custom field in Slack settings and sync with OrgaNice?
How to create a new custom field in Slack settings and sync with OrgaNice?
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Written by Angelina
Updated over a week ago

To sync OrgaNice's fields with Slack profile fields and to have auto-update in Slack profiles, you need to make some changes in Slack settings.

Note that only Workspace Owners and Admins can add and manage custom profile fields for all members of their organization.

If you are a Slack regular member, please ask for help from the roles mentioned above.

To create a new custom field:

  1. First go to Slack settings “Configure Profile”.

    - Click on workspace title -> Settings & administration -> Workspace settings.

    - You will be redirected to a web page. Click on Menu -> Profiles.

  2. Select the section where you want to add the field (i.e. “People” or “About Me”). Click on “Add People” or “Add Data Element”.

  3. For People Field: Type any name in “Label” input field, Select “API” and click on the “Create Element” button.
    For About Me Field: Choose any preferred Data type Element (i.e. “Short Text”, “Link Text” or “Date”).

  4. Type any name in “Label” input field, Select “API”, make the state of checkbox “I understand that changing the data source may lead to data loss. This can’t be undone” to be checked and click on the “Create Element” button.

  5. Click on the “Publish Changes” button.

Once members answer the bot they will be able to edit their Slack profiles only on the org chart because the majority of fields will be switched from user-edited to API data source.

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