Change the default status to pending on replies

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  • Micah Roth

    I just migrated to zendesk and noticed this right away in our initial testing. This is definitely annoying and I expect it will result in tickets being left open by mistake.

    I'm a noob and don't fully know the ins and outs of triggers and automation but I wonder if there's a way to trigger the status change to pending if an agent submits as open.

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  • ZDAdmin

    Hello, 

    apologies for the necro, but I was wondering if anyone had found something for this?  Over a few thousand tickets, the extra time to click the arrow and then "Submit as Pending" on roughly 99.8% of tickets we process adds up rather quickly.

    Being able to set pending as the default or something similar would be immensely useful.

    Thanks!

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  • Brett Bowser
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Hey Carlos,

    There isn't a way to change the default status of a ticket unfortunately. That being said, you could create a trigger that automatically sets the status to pending if the agent submits a public comment as an open status. Screenshot of what this trigger could look like below: 

    Hopefully that gets you the result you're looking for!

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  • Oliver Jackson

    The screenshot doesn't appear to be visible. Could it be reposted please?

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  • ZDAdmin

    @Brent,

     

    Thank you.  The image is broken (As Oliver mentioned).

    At a glance it sounds like such a trigger would cause issues for me at later stages; but I'd like to see the trigger suggestion; it might work for me specifically if it only affects tickets in the open status.  

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  • Nicole Saunders
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Hi all -

    The broken image problem should be fixed soon; our engineering team identified the problem and is currently in the process of fixing it.

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  • Sara Bowman

    Thanks! I'm using this trigger. When an end user updates the ticket, the status remains "pending," rather than going to "open" and I think it is because of this trigger. I'm curious if anyone else has had this experience and figured out how to modify the conditions to get around this problem?

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  • Nicole Saunders
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Hi Sara -

    It looks like Brett forgot one condition in his trigger, so yes, it is most likely the cause of your tickets just staying in Pending. So sorry for the confusing information! I'll update the screenshot above in a moment, but you will want to add a fourth condition that is current user:is:(agent) so that the trigger only fires when the update is coming from the agent on the ticket.

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  • Nicole Saunders
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Screenshot in Brett's comment has been updated and is correct. 

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