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Get Message

Overview

The Get Message activity calls the Microsoft Graph GetChannelMessage or GetChatMessage API
to retrieve a specified message (MessageId) from a chat (ChatId) or channel (ChannelId) and team (TeamID).

After performing the search, the activity outputs its properties in a ChatMessage object (Message) that you can use as input variables in subsequent activities (e.g., ChatMessage.Id in Get Message Replies, Reply To Message, etc.).

The difference between this activity and the Get Messages activity is the requirement to input of a specific message (MessageId). Inputting the MessageId enables you to retrieve a specific ChatMessage object instead of an array of objects that gets returned in the Get Messages activity.

How it works

The following steps and message sequence diagram is an example of how the activity works from design time (i.e., the activity dependencies and input/output properties) to run time.

  1. Complete the Setup steps.
  2. Add the Microsoft Teams Scope activity to your project.
  3. Complete one of the following two options (A or B):
    A. Add an activity or run an external process that outputs a Chat.Id value (e.g., Get Chats).
    B. Add an activity or run an external process that outputs a Team.Id value (e.g.,Get Teams) AND an activity or external process that outputs a Channel.Id value (e.g., Get Channels).
  4. Add the Get Message activity inside the Microsoft Teams Scope activity.
  5. Enter values for the Channel OR Chat and Input properties.
  6. Create and enter a ChatMessage variable for your Output property.
  7. Run the activity.
    • Your input property values are sent to the GetChannelMessage or GetChatMessage API.
    • The API returns the ChatMessage value to your output property variable.

Properties

The values for the following properties are specified when adding this activity to your project in UiPath Studio.

Common

DisplayName

The display name of the activity.

AttributesDetails
TypeString
RequiredYes
Default valueGet Messages
Allowed valuesEnter a String or String variable.
NotesN/A

Channel

TeamId

The Id of the Team object that contains the channel you want to get messages from.

AttributesDetails
TypeString
RequiredYes (if ChatId is empty)
Default valueEmpty
Allowed valuesEnter a String or String variable.
Notes To get the Team.Id value, use an external process or activity that includes the Team.Id value in its output (e.g., Get Teams or external API call)
Either (ChatId) or (TeamId and ChannelId) are required.

ChannelId

The Id of the Channel object that you want to get the message from.

AttributesDetails
TypeString
RequiredYes (if TeamId has a value)
Default valueEmpty
Allowed valuesEnter a String or String variable.
Notes To get the Channel.Id value, use an external process or activity that includes the Channel.Id value in its output (e.g., Get Channels or external API call)
Either (ChatId) or (TeamId and ChannelId) are required.

Chat

ChatId

The Id of the Chat object that you want to send the message to.

AttributesDetails
TypeString
RequiredYes (if TeamId and ChannelId are empty)
Default valueEmpty
Allowed valuesEnter a String or String variable.
Notes To get the Chat.Id value, use an external process or activity that includes the Chat.Id value in its output (e.g., Get Chats or external API call)
Either (ChatId) or (TeamId and ChannelId) are required.

Input

MessageId

The Id of the message that you want to retrieve.

AttributesDetails
TypeString
RequiredYes
Default valueEmpty
Allowed valuesEnter a String or String variable.
Notes To get the Message.Id value, use an external process or activity that includes the Message.Id value in its output (e.g., Get Messages or external API call).

Misc

Private

If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.

AttributesDetails
TypeCheckbox
RequiredNo
Default valueNot Selected
Allowed valuesSelected or Not Selected
NotesN/A

Output

Message

The ChatMessage object that represents the message specified in the MessageId property.

AttributesDetails
TypeChatMessage
RequiredNo (required if you plan to use the output data in subsequent activities)
Default valueEmpty
Allowed valuesEnter a ChatMessage variable.
Notes The variable you create for this property can be used as an input variable in subsequent activities (e.g., Get Message Replies, Reply To Message, etc.).
The ChatMessage object includes multiple properties that you can use in other activities.The example image below shows some of the properties that you can return.
Note - some properties listed in the designer are not applicable to the ChatMessage object (e.g., ODatatType). For a list of the applicable Team properties, visit the links above.

Example

The following image shows an example of the activity dependency relationship and input/output property values.

For step-by-step instructions and examples, see the Quickstart guides.

Updated 10 months ago


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