Slack is a business communications platform that enables you to stay connected with your team.
Within Slack, you can use shortcodes to set various properties when creating Teamwork tasks.
In the Add Task modal in Slack, the shortcodes should be added to the task title field. Multiple shortcodes can be used at the same time.
When creating tasks via Slack, you can select a project and associated task list via the dropdown menus in the modal.
You can also override the task list selected in the dropdown by specifying an alternative task list name in the task title, in the format
(Task List Name).
Task name is Launch, and the task list is set using
(Meetings). Once created, the task will appear in the associate project in Teamwork under the Meetings task list.
Note: If the task list specified via shortcode does not already exist in the project, the task will instead be added to the task list chosen in the Task List field in the modal.
Start and due dates
Tasks created via Slack have no start or due dates by default.
You can set start and due dates using shortcodes in the task title, in the format:
[start date][due date].
[today][tomorrow]- sets start date to today and due date to tomorrow.
[2021/01/05][2021/01/15]- sets start date to 5th Jan 2021 and due date to 15th Jan 2021.
[2021/06/08]- sets due date to 8th June 2021.
Note: The date formats you use for the start and end dates must match the date format set in your Teamwork localization settings.
Task name is Design draft and the start and due dates are set using
Once created, the task will appear in the associated project task list in Teamwork with a start date of 8th June 2022 and a due date of 15th June 2022.
You can assign the task to specific users using shortcodes in the task title, in the format
Note: If auto assign is enabled In your Slack settings, tasks are assigned to the creator unless specific users are @mentioned. If disabled and no user is @mentioned, the task list defaults from Teamwork will be set.
Task name is Design review, and the assignee is set using
Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork assigned to Jane.
You can add tags to the task using shortcodes in the task title, in the format
For tag names with multiple words, use the format
Task name is Feature enhancement, and a tag is added using
Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with the Development tag applied.
You can also add multiple tags to the task at once.
Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with the Design Plans and Review tags.
You can set a priority for the task by adding a number of exclamation marks to the start of the task title.
!- low priority
!!- medium priority
!!!- high priority
Task name is Feature not working, and a high priority is set using
!!!at the start of the task name.
Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with a high priority set.
You can set estimated time for the task using a shortcode in the task title, in the format:
Task name is Meeting, and estimated time is set using
Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with an estimated time of 1 hour 30 minutes.