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Create an action rule to run a task

Created by Melanie Boyd, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on May 25, 2018

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When you configure an action rule to run a task, the system creates a ticket for each task element. In the following action rule, the New Hire task creates four tickets when a client submits a ticket with a new hire request type.

Create an action rule to run a task

  1. In the toolbar, click Setup.
  2. Select Processes > Action Rule.
  3. Enter a rule name.
  4. In the Rule Triggering field, select the options to define when and how often Web Help Desk applies the action rule.

  5. Click Criteria.
  6. Create a condition that includes the new hire request type.

  7. Click Actions.
  8. Configure the action to run the new hire task.

  9. Click Save.
  10. To test the action rule, submit a ticket with the new hire request type.

    The system creates the parent ticket first, followed by a child ticket for each task element. In this example, Ticket #27 is the parent ticket.

  11. To view and manage child tickets, open the parent ticket. The parent ticket lists all child tickets, as shown in the example below.

    In the parent ticket, you can:

    • Navigate to the child tickets.
    • Add a note to the parent that propagates to the child tickets.

    Closing the parent ticket does not automatically close the child tickets.

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