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Support import from Slack of private messages and private channels

Support importing of private channels and private messages as these are part of the slack compliance exports.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please! We have a 8 MB Export file with 70.000 Messages from the Slack Corporate Exporter.
    Could you giv us an hint how to code an individual .json in order to import at least the most important 3 channels and/or DM-History?!
    Thanks!

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please implement the import of Slack private channels that are contained in an export generated by the Slack Corporate Export tool so we can migrate to Mattermost.

  • raini commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the data of the slack-corporate-export format:

    ├── channels.json
    ├── subfolder_channel_1 (i.e. "General", "public Information")
    │ ├── 2019-12-20.json
    │ ├── 2019-12-21.json
    │ └── ...
    ├── ... (more subfolders)
    ├── groups.json
    ├── subfolder_group_1 (i.e. "secret Group", "Management")
    │ ├── 2019-12-20.json
    │ ├── 2019-12-21.json
    │ └── ...
    ├── ... (more subfolders)
    ├── mpims.json
    ├── subfolder_multi_person_chat_1 (i.e. "mpdm-joe-lisa-anna-john", "mpdm-lisa-john-peter")
    │ ├── 2019-12-20.json
    │ ├── 2019-12-21.json
    │ └── ...
    ├── ... (more subfolders)
    ├── dms.json
    ├── subfolder_direct_messages_1 (i.e. "D38RUJBCP", "D39AJJG7L")
    │ ├── 2019-12-20.json
    │ ├── 2019-12-21.json
    │ └── ...
    ├── ... (more subfolders)

    the json of the direct messages (dms.json) look like this:

    [
    {
    "id": "D38RUJBCP",
    "created": 1529308826,
    "members": [
    "U63MAB7U5",
    "U1D4CHJLV"
    ]
    },
    {
    "id": "D39AJJG7L",
    "created": 1527578772,
    "members": [
    "U63MAB7U5",
    "U1GKUUV7H"
    ]
    },...
    ]

    It would be great to get some information how this feature is scheduled, so one could plan when it will be possible to move over to mattermost :)

  • Katie Wiersgalla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Andy- wondering if you had any luck with the documentation or if you could provide us the format of your export so we can better understand how we could support this request.

    If any other community member could provide an example format of the export, it would also be appreciated so we can analyze this request further.

  • Andy Seubert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am importing from a paid slack instance (enterprise export) into an open source version for testing, but our main mm server is enterprise edition.

  • Andy Seubert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our employees are quite resentful of our switch to MM because they've lost their DM and private channel history !

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