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  • Lisandro

    I've created a ticket on behalf of my client, but {{ticket.comments_formatted}} shows my name and not the requester's name.

    The thing is this: we are moving all our support emails to Zendesk through support@mycompany.... But still some clients write us to contact@mycompany.... So, in those cases, we copy the text received (the text written by the client), and we create a ticket on behalf of that client.

    But then {{ticket.comments_formatted}} shows my name as the author of the comment. Is there a way to avoid that?

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Lisandro!

    I think the easiest thing to do would be to add contact@yourcompany.com as a support address in your Zendesk so that emails received there are automatically created as tickets.

    You can then create a custom "Notify requester of received request" trigger for tickets received via that address to inform customers that they need to submit future requests to your other support address.

    Do you think that would work for you?

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  • Nicholson Valderrama

    We also have been trying to improve the workflow for ticket creation.

    We want to be able to get the ticket ID so that it can be provided to the customer while on the phone. Then when we submit the ticket, the email that they receive will have the ticket id and the ticket link in the body of that email.

    We want the ability to do all of that when creating a ticket on behalf of the customer. Is this possible...? 

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Nicholson!

    If you're using Zendesk Voice, the ticket that is opened when the call is accepted will already have a ticket number assigned to it, so you can give that out at any time. 

    If you're using another voice service and manually creating a ticket when the call comes in, you will need to submit the ticket before a ticket ID will be assigned.

    In order for that information to be sent out when the ticket is submitted, you just need to make sure that the appropriate placeholders are present in your notification triggers.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions on this!

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  • Tereza Navarová

    Sometimes, we need to reach out to our users first - we do this when addressing negative reviews from Google Play that cannot be solved in the character limit of the reply from the developer. We do this by opening a new ticket on behalf of the user.

    I just found out yesterday that when we do this, the user gets an email with the subject "Welcome to Sygic support" with the link to their new ticket. However, I suspect most of our users never notice the link, or do not understand the email at all.

    Is there a way to stop sending them these welcome emails, and send them the ticket itself, its text included?

    Thanks!

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Tereza!

    You should be able to take care of this by going into your Admin menu, scrolling down to the Settings section, and clicking on Customers. Scroll down to the Account emails section, and uncheck the box next to Also send a welcome email when a new user is created by an agent or administrator.

    When this function is disabled, welcome emails will not be sent out when a user is created by an Agent or Administrator, and should take care of your issue.

    In order to send the content of the ticket to the end-user, you'll want to make sure that your "Notify request of received request" trigger is set up to fire when the ticket is created internally. Alternatively, you can create a new trigger specifically for this purpose.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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  • Patrick Breitenbach

    How would I set up a trigger that only runs on agent-created tickets?

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  • Rebecca

    Hi Patrick!

    The following trigger would only fire on agent created tickets: 

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  • Giovanni Laurelli

    @rebecca - how would I add these conditions to an automation?

    We're sending CSAT emails to end-users, 24 hours after their request. They can submit requests via ticket form or by email. I want to exclude any tickets that were created by agents.

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hey Giovanni!

    Automations aren't going to have the same conditions as Triggers, since they automatically run on an hourly schedule rather than firing when a ticket is updated with matching conditions. This means you won't be able to re-create the exact thing pictured above.

    I did a sanity check and was able to confirm that Automations don't have a Ticket: Creator condition either, so I think the only way to go here is going to be to set up a Trigger similar to what's pictured in Rebecca's comment, and have that add a tag to the ticket (ie: agent_created).

    Then you just have to add one additional condition to your existing CSAT Automation: Ticket: Tags > Contain none of the following > agent_created (or whatever tag you specify for this).

    Then, when your Automations run, they'll only run on tickets where that tag is NOT present.

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hey Scott! I am so, so sorry that this fell through the cracks!

     

    Your agents can view all of the tickets they've submitted by doing a quick search in Support. By typing in the operator Submitter:me the search will return all tickets that were submitted by that agent, regardless of requester.

    Apologies again! Let us know if you need anything else!

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  • Steve Shutts (Admin)

    We create tickets for our customers in cases where we need to ask them questions about their order. Today I was told that they did not receive a notification for it. I tested with my test account and also did not receive a notification. Can someone advise as to where I may have a setup problem? I see from this thread, that it should be a default action by the system.

     

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  • Charlotta Svedberg

    I have the same problem as Steve. The requester does not get a notification.

    We can add the customer in the copy field, but then the agent become to be the requester, and get a copy in his own mailbox each time he as a agent updates the ticket.

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  • Nicole - Community Manager

    Hey Steve and Charlotta - 

    I've pinged a few folks to look into this and someone should be by to help out shortly. 

    In the meantime, I see that you're both new here - welcome to the Zendesk Community! I encourage you to head over to the Welcome Thread in The Lounge to introduce yourself.

    We look forward to seeing you around the Community. Happy Zendesking!

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  • Stephen Fusco

    Hey Steve and Charlotta, 

    Steve, you're correct that this is a default function but it can be turned off and that is most likely what happened in this case. There is a default trigger called "Notify Requester of Received Request" -- this is the trigger that sends your customers an email whenever a ticket is created. This works both when they send in a ticket and when you create a ticket for them. If you disabled it because you did not want your customers being notified that you received their request it would also disable the trigger's other duty of notifying customers that you created a request for them. 

    You could either re-enable it or you can create a new trigger for this purpose. In case you deleted the trigger here are the original settings: 

     

    You can add a condition "Current user is (agent)" under Meet All the Following Conditions if you want this to only fire when you create a ticket for the customer. 

    This is likely what has happened in your case as well Charlotta. The only thing i'd make sure of is that you're reassigning the ticket correctly if your agent is getting the requester notifications. You can read up on how to change the requester here: Updating Ticket Requester

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  • Hope Notz

    Hi! I was wondering if there is a way for a non-agent to submit a ticket on behalf of a customer? Here is the scenario. We have account managers within our organization who are not Zendesk agents. However, often times they need to submit requests for our customers. I need a way to allow them to submit tickets for a customer and those tickets come in with the requester being that customer/organization. Is this possible? 

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Hope! Welcome to the Community!

    Do you have an active Help Center? If your account managers aren't agents in Zendesk, they should be able to create a ticket on behalf of the customer using the Submit a Request form there. Depending on the plan you're on, you could even create a custom form specifically for the account managers to use if there's specific information they need to provide.

    Do you think that would work for you?

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  • Hope Notz

    Hi Jessie!

    Yes! We have an active Help Center. So... On the form, you can have a field for "Requester"? I tried looking for that, but did not see it. How do they change the ticket to come in as the customer?

    They can currently submit tickets for a customer, but they cannot submit a ticket AS a customer. 

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hey Hope!

    In the default ticket form it asks for the user's email address. This is what is used to determine the requester of the ticket. :)

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  • Hope Notz

    Ah, smart! What is the name of that field? I can't seem to find an email field to add to the form? I do not see it on our default form.

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  • Nicole - Community Manager

    Hey Hope - 

    The field doesn't show up in your form builder, because it's one you cannot change. It should show up on your form, unless you entered some fancy Javascript to hide it or something. 

    Refresh your browser and check it from an incognito window. If it still doesn't show up let us know and we'll see if we can figure out what's going on. 

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  • David Eslava

    Hola,

     

    Si creo un ticket y pongo el solicitante por que no recibe el primer correo???

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  • Lulu Rivas

    Hola David!

    Si usted esta creando un ticket en nombre de otra persona, el usuario deberá recibir el ticker. Si tiene un ticket de ejemplo sugiero enviarnos esta solicitud a support@zendesk.com para poder tratar su caso mas a detalle y verificar los eventos ocurridos en ese ticket. 

    Es la mejor opción para poder encontrar la mejor solución a su caso especifico, espero su ticket!

    Gracias!

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  • Eran Muskat

    I have created a ticket of behalf of a requester and submitted it as Pending or as Open with a public comment as I'm waiting for customer reply.

    This did not activate any trigger, it only triggers when I submit as new.

    Is there a way to identify this and trigger the same "Notify Requester" trigger?

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  • Amie Brennan

    Hi Eran,

    I'm going to create a ticket so we can get some more details from you on this and we can troubleshoot further from there. See you in the ticket. :)

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  • Jiri Fait

    Hi,

    we have a number of support addresses in each brand. Would it be ever possible to choose from which address the ticket will be sent to the customer? Currently it is sent from the default address of the particular brand.

    Cheers

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  • Mike Dominguez

    Hello, 

    Is there a way to check if a requester email address does not match a field?

     

    In our example, we receive a ticket from a customer, but then we may need to use the connect a ticket app to open a 2nd ticket to reach our to our supplier for the product. However, we rely on our agents to manually type in the suppliers email address each time, so this can cause problems with emails not reaching the correct company.

    We do capture a "supplier" drop down field, "product" in a drop down field,  and use a "supplier/customer" forms to distinguish the difference between a "customer" ticket

    The example would be that the agent logs ticket as 

    form: supplier

    Supplier field: Company A 

    Product field: Android

    The correct email address should be: Android@companyA.com

    but then the agent puts the requester email address as: Iphone@companyA.com, adroid@companya.com, or even the customer's email address a 2nd time. 

     

    We are looking to find a trigger or a report that would tell us when the email address is entered incorrectly compared to the forms and fields. 

     

    Right now we have to build a view and manual scroll through the requester table column for errors. 

    I hope that someone is able to suggest a better process. 

     

    Thank you for your help! 

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Jiri!

    If the ticket comes in via email, the responses will come from whatever email address the user sent the ticket to.

    However, if you're creating the ticket via another means, it will default to the primary support address in your Zendesk. There's no way to change this out of the box, but there is a Zendesk Labs app that will allow you to do it, called Select an Address.

    Just bear in mind that Zendesk Labs apps aren't officially supported, so proceed with caution.

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  • Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Mike!

    There aren't any business rules that test for a ticket requester, so I'm afraid there's nothing there that's going to help you with your QA on these tickets.

    It might be best to streamline the process to make it more difficult for agents to make errors. For instance, you can set up a macro that must be applied to these linked tickets when they're created based on which company/product the user is contacting you about. You can include any instructions that will be helpful to your agents, and provide the email address for the to copy/paste into the Requester field to help avoid misspellings and misdirected tickets.

    You can also make sure that a tag is added to these linked tickets, which would make it easy to put them in a QA View so admins/team leads/managers can go in and check on them to make sure that the requester information is correct. It's a manual process, but easier than what you're doing now, and will make it easy for you to identify who might need some coaching on the process.

    Another option, if you're on the Professional or Enterprise plan, would be to use the Light Agents feature to add folks from your partner companies to your Zendesk. Light Agents can't be assigned to tickets, but they can be CC'd which will allow you to communicate with them directly in the original ticket via private note.

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  • Blake Carver

    I'd like a different email subject for tickets that I have created on behalf of someone else. I think I'd need a new Trigger? 

    Currently when I created a new ticket for someone else the Subject of the email that goes out is from the "Notify requester of received request" Trigger, "[Request received] {{ticket.title}}" but I'd like to change that using something like

    "Meet ALL of the following conditions" created by ME or some Agent, and I'm opening that for someone else, I'd like that Subject for that email to be something different.

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