How to integrate Algolia Search Analytics with Slack using Postman Client

Easy to follow step-by-step tutorial with lots of pictures

Christina Hastenrath
6 min readMay 28, 2020
Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash

This is a step by step tutorial on how you can get your most searched terms into a Slack channel by using Postman.

This tutorial assumes you already have Algolia implemented and have data to send to Slack. If you would like to get started with that first, here is a tutorial on how I implemented Algolia in our Gatsby App.

Here is what we are going to do:

  • Set up a Slack App
  • Get the Algolia API Keys
  • Create a GET request in Postman to store our Algolia Search Results in a global variable
  • Post the global variable data from Postman to Slack
  • Setup a Monitor in Postman to update Slack with Algolia Search Terms every week
  • Bonus

Let’s get started 🦄

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Christina Hastenrath

Molecular Biologist turned Software Engineer. I write about my code. Connect with me on Twitter @etTinchen