CHAT API query for POST https://www.zopim.com/api/v2/chats

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  • Greg Katechis
    Zendesk Developer Advocacy
    Hi again Deepak! Could you let me know what type of information you're looking for from your agents? There are many different ways to get agent information from chat, so the more detail that you can provide about what it is you're specifically looking for, the better I'll be able to help out!
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  • Deepak Kumar

    Hi Greg!

    I am looking for  agentId, agentName and agentEmailId of agents. Is there any API available for fetching these deatails?

    Thanks

    Deepak,

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  • Greg Katechis
    Zendesk Developer Advocacy
    Yes, if these are complete chats and not just offline messages, you can gather the agent's ID and name. Email is not an attribute that we can pull from chat history, but you can use the agent's ID and then find the email in the Agent's API.
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  • Deepak Kumar

    Hi Greg!

    Can u please explain what exactly is complete chat and offline messages??  And why the chats created using API's are offline messages? 

    I am working on zendesk  and only I am able to create chats using Chat API. So could you please guide me , how to create chats rather than creating with chat API. 

    Kindly help me out..

    Regards

    Deepak

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  • Greg Katechis
    Zendesk Developer Advocacy
    I think it would be best if we took a step back here to understand exactly what you're trying to accomplish. I would first make sure that you're up to speed on what Zendesk Chat offers and what the high level concepts are by reading through this. From that documentation, you'll see all of the high level concepts regarding offline messages and other basic things that will get you started with Zendesk Chat. 
     
    Regarding the creation of Chats via the API, could you explain to me why you are only able to create chats through the API? If I understand this more clearly, it may help me understand what you're looking to accomplish.
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  • Christopher Wooten

    Greg Katechis I am having a similar issue where I am trying to create a proactive chat for a customer via the API and I am unable to. Is there a reason this functionality is being blocked?

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  • Christopher Kennedy
    Zendesk Developer Advocacy
    Hi Christopher,
     
    The Chat REST API only supports creating offline messages.  Part of this is due to how chat functions. To start a live chat, the chat service needs to establish a websocket connection with the chat visitor to facilitate the conversation.  So the presence of a chat widget is needed to initiate a chat (even a proactive one).
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  • Christopher Wooten

    Christopher Kennedy Thanks for the feedback. We have since pivoted to creating an internal brand to use their widget in these situations

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