# Using Workbot for Microsoft Teams

# Workbot commands

You can perform actions in your apps, for example, creating new ServiceNow tickets or listing Salesforce opportunities, by sending Workbot commands from within Microsoft Teams.

Command example Send a 'newissue' command with additional parameters in Microsoft Teams, then receive a post message reply

A Workbot command is a trigger that allows you to run a Workbot command recipe.

New command Example 'newissue' command in a recipe

Refer to Workbot commands to learn more about Workbot commands.

# Workbot help command

If you get stuck, you can run the help command in Workbot. Workbot responds with a list of commands available to you.

Workbot help Ask Workbot for help

# Invoking Workbot commands in Microsoft Teams

Workbot commands can be invoked in three distinct ways:

  • Send the command in a direct message to Workbot or in a channel (in a channel, this requires tagging Workbot, for example, @workbot your_command)
    Command recipes

  • Send the command when a button is clicked
    Command recipes

  • Submit a task module form.

Refer to Buttons, choices, and task modules to learn more about how buttons, choices, and task modules work.

Commands can also prompt users for additional parameters. For example, to create a new ServiceNow incident, you must provide the urgency, summary, and description of the incident. In this case, you can add three parameters; urgency, summary & description. When the command is invoked, Workbot opens a task module and prompts you for each parameter.

Task module Workbot can ask users for info if you specify additional parameters in your command

# Event notifications using Post message action

Workbot can also be used to notify you when any events occur in your apps. This can be done through the Post message action.

Closed SNow incident A Post message action notifying user about a closed ticket in ServiceNow

The Post message action allows you to post a message to a user or in a channel.

Notification recipe A recipe where a Post message action notifies the user when a ServiceNow incident is closed

Refer to Workbot actions to learn more about how the Post message action works.

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Last updated: 2/28/2024, 11:02:12 PM