Installing and using the Linked Ticket app

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  • Jed Hollander

    Hi there,


    I don't suppose that this app carries over any of the linked ticket updates back to the linked ticket? For example, if I link 2 tickets together, I would want the communication on the "child" ticket to be populated back to the "parent' ticket.


    Thanks in advance.

  • Casey

    Hi @...,

    Thanks for the in-depth explanation about the Linked Tickets app.

    I have installed this following the instructions however when the app appears in-ticket on the app side panel, even after adding the Linked Data ticket field to the one and only Ticket form wI am using, I'm still getting the 'This ticket form is missing the linked data field. Missing field: 'Linked Data' (360020019919):

    Do you have any idea what the issue could be? I look forward to your reply - thank you in advance :)

  • Kieran Thorpe

    is there still noting that lets us link multiple tickets to one parent? we need to be able to link known problems reported by multiple people to one larger ticket and push updates from the parent without everyone being cc'd in a single ticket causing confusion when someone replies.

  • Tod Brown

    Hi Jed! As per the article, the updates will not update on the linked tickets back to the parent ticket. You can use the workflow with Problem Tickets and Incidents tied to those, as noted here:

    The Problem Ticket in this situation would be the Parent ticket, and the incidents would be the Child tickets.

    This is how Zendesk updates customers when we have service incidents, and it is an amazing method for linking tickets in an extremely productive manner.

    Shift: Sunday - Thursday

  • Jed Hollander

    Thanks @... another question,

    We noticed that when we create a linked ticket and select the requester's name that the Child / Linked ticket is showing the requester VIA the person who created the ticket. See SS's 1 and 2.


    That "via" is confusing the trigger as the requester is not getting the updates on the ticket, unless I add them to the CC field in the child ticket.

    Is this a bug or do I have my triggers set wrong



  • Grzegorz

    Hi Jed!

    I can confirm that this behaviour is expected. When you create a ticket via the app, the child ticket shows by which person the ticket was created. Therefore, you will see the reference "via" on the ticket interface. However, this fact does not mean that the requester will not receive your email. In fact, when you create a ticket, you select who should be the requester and this person will receive your updates through triggers.

    Please note, however, that this is going to be a proactive ticket. For this reason, you need to ensure that you have a trigger that sends a proactive message to customers when you create tickets yourself. Please see the configuration of our default trigger for reference in our Help Centre article here: Notify requester of new proactive ticket.

    Let us know if you have further questions!

  • Jed Hollander

    Hi @...,


    Thank you, I have that setup but if I am reading the Help Center article correctly, this will only email notification of a created ticket to the requester, not any subsequent updates on the proactive ticket. That's the issue that we're running into, Notifying requesters of updates on proactive tickets. 



  • Grzegorz

    Hey Jed!

    Any comments that you add to tickets are sent through triggers. There's an action on the trigger that generates an email notification to the end-user. This trigger will only fire if the conditions specified for this trigger are fulfilled on the ticket. That being said, the app will only create a new child ticket from the existing parent ticket, but any comment will be sent via triggers.

    If no email messages are sent, I would suggest as a first step to check in the ticket events if the trigger that normally sends emails to the end-users has been activated. If this trigger has not fired, you'll need to check the setup of this trigger with your admins. Most likely, there is a condition that was not met in this particular ticket, which is why the email was not sent. You'll need to check what condition was not fulfilled and adjust the trigger accordingly.

    Natively, there is the standard Zendesk trigger that sends updates about any new comment to the end-user that you can also take a look at: Notify requester and CCs of comment update.

    I hope I could point you in the right direction, but let us know if you still need help!

  • Jonathan

    Is there a way to have it where when creating a new linked ticket the first comment is an internal comment versus a public one?

  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager
    Hi Jonathan, and welcome to the community! Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to do that, but there is an official thread for feedback on this app -- can you post your use case as a comment here? Linked Ticket App - official feature request thread
  • Charlie T

    1) Why can I only make one child ticket?

    2) Why do attachments not copy across? Can't even drag them in.

  • Gabriel
    Zendesk Customer Care
    Hi Charlie,
    Please see my answers below:
    1) Linked Ticket app only allows one child ticket to link to the parent ticket. Even if you mark the existing child ticket linked to the parent ticket, you can only make one child ticket as of the moment.
    2) When creating a child ticket with the Linked Ticket app, attachments won't carry over. The only way to go about doing so currently is to download the file and then attach it to the child ticket like you described, unfortunately.
    If you have Professional, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus you can do this with Side Conversation Child tickets. To learn more, please click this article link.
    Hope this answer your questions. Thank you!

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