Use Coveo for Slack

Once the Coveo for Slack app is installed in a Slack workspace, your Slack workspace members can use the Coveo-powered search interface directly in Slack to quickly search your company’s external sources for relevant content.

This article describes how to use the custom Coveo slash commands in Slack to search for company content using the Coveo for Slack search interface.

Note

The Coveo for Slack search interface limits search results to the top 30 results.

Coveo for Slack Commands

The following table lists the custom Coveo for Slack slash commands available in Slack.

Action Command Required Slack role

Open the Coveo search interface modal

/search-coveo

Workspace owners, administrators, and members

Perform a search query using a command

/search-coveo <query>

Workspace owners, administrators, and members

Connect to a Coveo organization

/connect-coveo

Workspace owners and administrators only

Disconnect or switch the Coveo organization

/disconnect-coveo

Workspace owners and administrators only

Get a list of Coveo for Slack slash commands

/help-coveo

Workspace owners, administrators, and members

Open the Coveo Search Interface

This section details how to access, and perform a query using, the Coveo search interface modal in Slack using the /search-coveo slash command.

  1. In a Slack workspace in which the Coveo for Slack app is installed, enter the command /search-coveo in the Slack message field, and then send the command.

    Coveo for Slack open command
  2. In the Coveo for Slack search interface modal that appears, enter your search query in the search field, and then press Enter.

    Coveo for Slack modal
    Tip

    Click Coveo for Slack modal to open the Coveo search interface in a separate window. This allows you to continue searching while interacting with your Slack interface.

  3. Click a result to open the corresponding item.

Perform a Query Using a Command

This section details how to perform a query using the /search-coveo <Query> command. Adding a search query to the Coveo for Slack search command opens the Coveo search interface with your query search results already displayed.

  1. In a Slack workspace in which the Coveo for Slack app is installed, enter the command /search-coveo <Query> in the Slack message field, where <Query> is your query term, and then send the command.

    For example, to search your company resources for manage sources, enter the following command:

    Coveo for Slack query command
  2. The Coveo for Slack search interface modal opens with your search query results. To perform another search, enter the search query in the search field, and then press Enter.

    Coveo for Slack modal
    Tip

    Click Coveo for Slack modal to open the Coveo search interface in a separate window. This allows you to continue searching while interacting with your Slack interface.

  3. Click a result to open the corresponding item.

Get a List of Coveo for Slack Commands

This section details how to access the list of Coveo for Slack commands that are available to you based on your role (owner, administrator, member) in Slack.

In a Slack workspace in which the Coveo for Slack app is installed, enter the command /help-coveo in the Slack message field, and then send the command.

Coveo for Slack help command

The list of available Coveo for Slack commands appear in your current Slack channel and are only visible to you.

Coveo for Slack help output
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