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  • Cor Strobos
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    Dear Zendesk Support Crew,

    Thank you for the article! Quiet helpful!

    I'm still looking for a metric in which I can see the average resolution time from the moment it was opened until it was solved & first replied to. Reason is that for a few tags I'm trying to find out how much time we spend on a ticket from the moment we pick it up (opened) until we either reply (1st resolution) or solve it.

    Could you help me out on how I can create such a report:

    - Based on 2 ticket tags
    - Average Handling Time, open -> closed (both for 1st resolution and for solved)

    Looking forward to your reply!

  • Jose Juan Muñoz JImenez
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    hello how are you?
    I am also interested in obtaining the times between the states of the tickets.
    I hope soon the zendesk support team can help us

  • Ruel Antonio Calvelo
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    To create a report that would show how much time a ticket spent per status, then you will have to create a custom metric for this. Unfortunately, creating custom metrics is beyond our scope of support. But I have attached this documentations that can help you create custom metric:



  • Simone Pace
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    For the first reply time you can create a metric like the following


    SELECT AVG (First reply time in minutes within business hours/60/XX)

    XX is the business hours you provide support in a day...

    This will report the time in DAYS. If you want that in HOURS just remove the XX part


    Same for the Full Resolution Time. Just use the fact related to that.

    SELECT AVG (Full resolution time in minutes within business hours/60/XX)


    Average handling time I think is the requester wait time.

    Same as above, this time use the fact "Requester wait time in minutes within business hours"


    There is also fact not related to business hours if you don't want to count your support schedule in.

    That should be it


  • Joana
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    Can someone help me understand why my Requester Wait Time is always lower than my First Reply Time, if the RWT is also supposed to include the time the ticket was 'New'?


  • Chris H
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    Hello Joana,

    Thank you for contacting Zendesk!

    This is happening because requester wait time does not start calculating until the ticket gets moved from New/Open/On-hold/Pending/Solved/Closed status. There is a full description of each attribute here https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022182114

    I hope this helps!


    Chris H
    Customer Advocate

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