Fastpath: Admin Center > Objects and rules > Tickets > Settings
By default your Zendesk Support ticket ID will start at 1, then increase. If you want your ticket IDs to begin at another number, you can manually set the starting number for the ticket ID counter. This change does not affect any current tickets existing in your account, only new tickets moving forward.
To change the ticket ID starting number
- In Admin Center, click the Objects and rules icon () in the sidebar, then select Tickets > Settings.
- In the
section, enter a new
number into the
You can increase your current ticket ID but you cannot decrease the number.Note: The value must be greater than the latest ticket ID number. The value cannot be more than nine digits.
- Click Save tab.
Is there a way to configure the ticket ID to start with the date and then append the end with the counter? For example, if a ticket were created today the ticket number would look something like this:
Welcome to the community! Unfortunately, Zendesk ticket ID's are strictly numerical, so there's no way to include a date (and hyphen) in one like this.
Is there a way to have an automated field that is yyyymmdd-ticketid ?
I believe that your concern is quite similar to Matthew's comment above. Unfortunately, this functionality is currently unavailable as Zendesk ticket IDs are strictly numerical.
I would suggest posting this in the General Product Feedback topic [https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200132066-General-Product-Feedback-] to engage with other users who have similar needs and discuss possible workarounds. Conversations with a high level of engagement ultimately get flagged for product managers to review when they go through roadmap planning.
Looks like there is no option under Tickets for changing ticket number?
We have the support team plan.
I will create a ticket on your behalf so we can look further why you are not seeing the said setting mentioned in this article.
We were updating the ticket number start count and I did a typo of putting in a wrong number and not the numbers are much higher. I meant to put in 48999, but put in 49999. So, now there is a 1000 gap on no cases. Can this be undone?
Request #10789897 "Conversation with Kyle Davis" was closed and merged into this request. Last comment in request #10789897:
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(1:05:00 PM) Web User firstname.lastname@example.org__zendesk__9130481: change ticket number start
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ADD A NUMBER IN TALK, ADD A NUMBER IN SELL, ADD AN EXTERNAL NUMBER, PORT A TALK NUMBER, SOMETHING ELSE
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TALK BILLING, CONTACT ZENDESK SUPPORT, NO, CONNECT TO AGENT
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Contacting Zendesk Customer Support https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4408843597850
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YES, NO, I STILL NEED HELP
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Which product do you need help with?: Ticketing system (Support)
Share additional details: The Ticket Start Number by mistake type wrong and now we have a 1000 case gap of no tickets
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Unfortunately, this cannot be undone - the starting ticket number can be increased, but not decreased.
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