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Quickstart - Get Chats and Send Message

Overview

The purpose of this guide is to help you create a working sample that uses different Microsoft Teams activities, including the Get Chats, Get Chat Members, Send Message and Get Message activities.

This working sample enables you to quickly verify the connection to your registered Microsoft Teams application and get familiar with the activity's input/output datatypes.

After completing the steps in this guide, you'll have an automation sequence that does the following:

  1. Establishes a connection to your registered Microsoft Teams application (Microsoft Teams Scope).
  2. Retrieves all of your chats (Get Chats).
  3. Retrieves the members of each of your chats (For Each and Get Chat Members).
  4. Locates the chat that includes a specific chat member and sends a message (If, Assign, and Send Message.
  5. Verifies the message was sent successfully by retrieving and outputting the message Id and message content Get Message and Write Line).

Quickstart message sequence diagram (how it works)

Prerequisites

Before you begin:

  1. Complete the Microsoft Teams Setup steps.
  2. Create or use an existing chat, send at least one chat message.

Steps

Build your project

  1. Add the Microsoft Teams Scope activity to your project.
  2. Enter the ApplicationId for your registered application.
  3. From the AuthenticationType drop-down list, select the applicable authentication flow (e.g., InteractiveToken).
  4. Add the Get Chats activity after the Microsoft Teams Scope activity.
    1. Create and enter a Chat[] variable for your Chats value (e.g., myChats).
      • When creating your variable, select Microsoft.Graph.Chat as the variable type.
  5. Add a For Each activity after the Get Chats activity.
    1. In the TypeArgument property, select Microsoft.Graph.Chat.
    2. In the Values property, enter the Chat[] variable you created for the Get Chats activity (e.g., myChats).
  6. In the For Each activity, add an Assign.
    1. Create and enter a String variable for the To property (e.g., chatId)
    2. In Value property, enter item.Id.
      • Creating and assigning the item.id value to this variable enables it to be used in a later For Each activity that has a different argument type.
  7. Add the Get Chat Members activity after the Assign activity.
    1. In the ChatId property, enter Item.Id to get the members for each chat.
    2. Create and enter a ConversationMember[] variable for your ChatMembers value (e.g., myChatMembers).
      • When creating your variable, select Microsoft.Graph.ConversationMember as the variable type.
  8. Add another For Each activity after the Get Chat Members activity.
    1. In the TypeArgument property, select Microsoft.Graph.ConversationMember.
    2. In the Values property, enter the ConversationMember[] variable you created for the Get Chat Members activity (e.g., myChatMembers).
  9. In the For Each activity, add an If activity.
    1. In the Condition property, enter a value to identify a specific chat by member (e.g., item.DisplayName="Sarah Connor")
  10. In the Then sequence block, add the Send Message activity.
    1. In the ChatId property, enter the String variable you created for the Assign activity (e.g., chatId).
    2. Enter your Body content that you want to send (e.g., "Just saying hi")
    3. In the BodyType property, enter BodyType.Text.
    4. Create and enter a new String variable for your MessageId value (e.g., newMessageId)

Test your project

  1. To test that your activities retrieved your Chats, the Chat Members, and sent a Message, add a Write Line activity after the Send Message activity.
    1. In the Text property, enter the String variable you created for the Send Message activity (e.g., newMessageId)
  2. Add the Get Message activity after the Write Line activity.
    1. In the ChatId property, enter the String variable you created for the Assign activity (e.g., chatId).
    2. In the MessageId property, enter the String variable you created for the Send Message activity (e.g., newMessageId).
      3 . Create and enter a ChatMessage variable for your Message value (e.g., newMessage).
      • When creating your variable, select _Microsoft.Graph.ChatMessage_as the variable type.
  3. Add another Write Line activity after the Get Message activity.
    1. In the Text property, enter the ChatMessage variable you created for the Get Message activity and append .Body.Content to the end of it (e.g. newMessage.Body.Content)
  4. Click Run and verify the Output window includes your sent message Id and content.

You're done!

When you're ready, try the other Quickstart guides to get more familiar with the different Microsoft Teams activities.

To learn more about the Microsoft Teams activities (including example property inputs/outputs), see the following activity pages for a complete activity list and links to the activity detail pages.

Updated 5 months ago


Quickstart - Get Chats and Send Message


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