What is IFTTT? IF THIS THEN THAT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statements. With many supported IFTTT channels user can define a trigger and action without even writing single line of code. Since currently SAP Jam is not an IFTTT channel, there are no straight forward way to use this revolution service.

However there is a work around in SAP Jam since it allows user to post feed through email. User can actually use the email as a target IFTTT channel to post relevant information to SAP Jam. Please see the following on how to setup SAP Jam as a channel.

Sample Use Cases :

  • When SAP Stock rises above $80 post in SAP Jam.
  • Post today’s weather forecast in SAP Jam.
  • Check in to an “Office” on Foursquare and share it in SAP Jam.
  • When shared a link on Linkedin then share on SAP Jam.
  • Any Intagram photo tagged with “SAP” share on SAP Jam.
  • Post Flickr photo on SAP Jam.
  • Text a number and post on SAP Jam

You can also use your creativity to create recipe that mash up all available channels in IFTTT with SAP Jam without single line of coding. Please share your recipe in the comment below so everybody can benefit.

Steps to Setup :

1. After you login to SAP Jam, Click on your name and select Account.

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2. You should then see the email address which you can use to update your feed.

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3. Goto IFTTT and setup a trigger. For this example I will use weather.

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4. Choose the Gmail Action since this is the only option to send out email

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5. Type in the email address you get in step 2

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6. Click on the “Create Action” Button then you are all set.

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  1. Steve Rumsby

    You say that SAP Jam is not currently an IFTTT service. Does that mean it might be at some point? I’m much more interested in Jam triggers for IFTTT than Jam actions and I don’t know of a workaround for that.

    Steve.

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    1. Ethan Fan Post author

      Is there a particular use case you want to use JAM as the trigger? I look into IFTTT and even competitor product you can’t use it as a trigger.

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      1. Steve Rumsby

        I like keeping archives of stuff I’m involved with in Evernote. All my tweets, twitter favorites, SCN posts, SCN bookmarks, etc. are automatically fed into Evernote via IFTTT rules. I’d like to be able to do the same with Jam.

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        1. Frank Koehntopp

          Considering the kind of data held in Jam I’d rather NOT see it as a trigger.

          In fact, I’d fight to the death internally not to have that 🙂 ))

          Frank.

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          1. Steve Rumsby

            You could just not use it. That’s always an option 😛

            Actually, this is really more of an academic question at the moment since there is nothing currently in Jam I want to keep! But you never know…

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