Delete File

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Use this Snap to delete a file sent to user/group/channel in the Slack workspace.


Add valid Slack Scopes based on the intended operation. See Required Slack Scopes below for details.

Required Slack Scopes

Any action you want to perform within a Slack workspace, additionally needs appropriate Scopes assigned to your appSee the Scope and Permissions article in Slack API documentation for the complete list and each Account page under Configuring Slack Accounts for information on defining Scopes for your app.


Bot Token Accounts

User Token Accounts
Upload, edit, and delete filesfiles:write


Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines


Snaps in this Snap Pack use conditional display/hiding of fields. So, ensure that you always use the New Form UI (and not the classic UI) for the Snaps to function as designed/expected.

Known Issues


Snap Input and Output

Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper
  • Copy
  • JSON Generator
A document containing the file ID of the file to be deleted.


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper
  • JSON Formatter

A document containing the success/failure status of each file deleted.

Snap Settings

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 
Specify a name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.
Delete FileDelete File
File ID


Required. Use the Suggestions list to select the file to be deleted from the list of files currently available in the workspace.N/ACar.jpeg:F018U1KCA0N
Snap ExecutionDrop-down list

Select one of the three following modes in which the Snap executes:

  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation, then performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps downstream from it.

Execute onlyValidate & Execute



Failure: Unable to delete the file for given ID, Reason: file_deleted

The file you specified for deletion is already deleted.

Ensure that the file you choose for deletion exists within your Slack instance, before running the Snap/Pipeline.


Uploading and Deleting Files

This example demonstrates how we can use the Upload File Snap to share files with one or more recipients. To delete a file that you have sent to another Slack user/Channel/private group, you need to use the Delete File Snap to pass the id of the file to be deleted. The same can be done for multiple files, at once.

In this example, we use the Upload File Snap to upload and share a file with members of a Channel. 

Upload File SnapOutput

Now, we connect a Search Snap to locate an uploaded file and collect the file details using a Mapper Snap.

Search SnapOutput
Mapper SnapOutput

Using the id parameter captured through the Mapper Snap, we can delete the file from the Slack Channel, Private Group, or Direct Message where it has been shared.

Delete File SnapOutput

The file is deleted and the result of this operation is displayed in the Snap output.

Download this Pipeline


Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Provide Pipeline parameters as applicable.

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File Example_Slack_File_Operations.slp

Mar 11, 2022 by Subhajit Sengupta

Snap Pack History

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Snap Pack Version 




Enhanced the Slack - Send Message Snap with User Emails option for the Target Type dropdown list to send messages on Slack app using the user’s email.



Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.27main12833StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.26main11181 LatestUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10994Latest

Improved the error messages in the Channel Operations Snap where the Snap fails with Null Pointer Exception when the account reference provided is invalid.

4.25main9554StableNo updates made.
4.24main8556StableNo updates made.




Initial release of the Snap Pack with the following Snaps and Accounts:

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