Creating a ticket on behalf of the requester Follow

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There may be times when you need to open a ticket on someone else's behalf. For example, you may be providing support to someone using a telephone (and not Zendesk Talk, which creates a ticket for you when you take the call) and you want to capture the support request in a ticket. You can create a new ticket and then set the person you're providing support to as the ticket requester.

For details, read the following article or watch this short video.

Creating a Ticket for the Requester (0:46)

To create a ticket on the requester's behalf

  1. Hover over the +add tab in the top toolbar, then select Ticket.

  2. If the requester is an existing user, begin entering the user's name, email domain, or organization name in the Requester field and the relevant results appear. Select a user.
    Note: Alternatively, you can open the user's profile, then click User options in the bottom toolbar and select New ticket. The user's name automatically appears in the Requester field.

    If the requester does not yet have an account, add them by clicking +Add user at the bottom of the search results.

  3. Enter the ticket data, then click Submit as New.

    The requester receives the new ticket email notification.

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    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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    Hi Lisandro!

    I think the easiest thing to do would be to add 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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    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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    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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    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?


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    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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    Is there a way for an agent to find all of the tickets they've created on behalf of others? 


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