Link user field with ticket field

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  • Kate Rowe


    We have another use case for being able to update a user field from a ticket and that is for customer contact phone number. We often don't have a phone for our end users but would like to add a contact number field on the web form for our end users to enter a number in case we need to call them directly.

    I cannot see a way of automating an update to their user phone number from a field on the ticket.  Are there any workarounds for this ?

  • Charlie

    I've tried both the trigger approach and simply having both fields and values exist on both the user and the ticket, but I can't get the ticket field values to update after the ticket has been raised. The ticket value is set correctly at the point of creation, based on the user field value, but if I subsequently change the user field again, the ticket field does not update, even if I have manual triggers set up to do this. Should this work?

  • Sebastian

    It only is set automatically for new tickets. Manual trigger should be able to read a user setting and write it in a ticket field. :thinking:.

  • Kristal Offutt

    A ticket tag for every individual user ID is a mess. We need User IDs transcribed over to the ticket so when we push information from the ticket to ProductBoard for our development team it includes the UserID as that helps them diagnose/solve. 

  • Scott Whitaker

    I would like to link a custom ticket field "Account_ID" to a custom User field "Account_ID". This is a text field, not a dropdown or a tag. 

    +1 for this linking of ticket fields to user fields

  • Neus

    I have the same problem with telephone numbers. As is not a drop down I can´t link both.

  • Илья Чудаков

    in another product, we already have this functional but i'm very sad for than we can't use in zendesk :(

  • Jessica Yurkanin

    I completely agree with this. However, we would like to be able to link things like Identifying numbers. Since everyone has a unique number we would not be able to use the trigger to edit a dropdown. 

  • Илья Чудаков

    I've talk about HelpDeskEddy - there is good tool to have multi-level lists

  • Ryan Gott

    I work in an environment where one user can have multiple products, denoted by a unique product ID. If we could allow users to enter an ID on the ticket level and trigger a new user field to populate with unique values entered on the ticket level it would help us better understand the products our users have with us.

  • Chris Tamucci

    Hello Brett and Nicole, thank you for the communication. Wanted to add and get your thoughts on our scenario.

    We have Shipping Address Fields on the User Record in ZD. We are trying to figure out how to display those fields on the Ticket Form we are using as we test with ZD.

    It appears you can only display Ticket Fields, on the Ticket Form. But our process requires that we grab shipping information on the ticket, that can then sync back to the customer record in our ERP system.

    Seems like we might be able to display these fields on a custom ticket we have a developer build. i do not think the tag/action scenario would work since shipping address fields are completely different for all users. unless im not connecting the dots in my mind properly.

    Please add my vote to include native functionality where we can display User Fields on the Online Ticket Form.


    Alex - Big Agnes Inc.

  • Larry Click

    I have the same need.  I have had a store location Ticket Field and now we have need to put that in the User record so we know their main store. We have 187 stores.  I don't want to have to add a new store (we're growing rapidly by acquisition) to two different field lists every time.  Is there an easier way?

    Can I set a text user field to update from the pulldown Ticket field via trigger?


  • Tobias Schartner

    Hello togehter,

    our Company has the same need: we need to tansfer our customer-number from the user field into the ticket field. Unfortunately, the before discussed solution by transfering the numbers with the help of a dropdown field is because of the huge and fast growing amount of our customer-numbers not practicable.

    both fields are text-fields because of alphanumeric data.

    Furthermore, we need the Information of our customer-number within our reporting, in order to evaluate the number of Tickets per store.

    It would be very helpful to get a function of linking both Information fields, e.g. by trigger.

    Thanks and Regards


  • Marci Abraham

    I just +1'd this thread. It's been 4 years with no development, but I've never understood why Zendesk doesn't have this capability in the first place. It seems like such an obvious thing -- if we want to know information on the ticket, we surely might want to connect that information with the user's account as well.

    Many things have been mentioned in this thread already: the user's phone number, product IDs, information the dev team needs to take action. The number of use cases must be infinite.

    The trigger idea only works if you want to update a ticket field, send a notification, or change the requester. We all want to update the user.

    In our case, we ask the requester if they are a student, parent, teacher, or admin. We also ask for their first and last name and the school they are from, and a few other things, like the email address they used to create their account (which is often different from the one they are using to submit their ticket).

    All of this information is needed to solve their ticket...and it's also needed for using other Zendesk features, like user segments. So it should all be associated with the USER when the request is submitted. Even something as mundane as their first and last name (different from Zendesk's built-in "Name" field...which is kludgy) has to be updated manually. We need to be able to fly through tickets, not spend time updating users manually as we go along.

    We are now trying to set up Guide to allow certain user segments to edit and publish articles in the Help Center, and view (or not view) certain parts of the help center. For this, we need to have the user's role (student, teacher, etc). We have been updating this user field manually for a while now, but the ones that got missed we have no way of finding.  It would be so nice if those user accounts had all been tagged when the user submitted their first ticket.

    I am going to investigate some developer options, but if I'm missing something obvious please do let me know. :)


  • Sebastian

    I use a trigger to update the user language based on a setting a user was chosing in the ticket. It can also be done the other way around.
    I misuse a HTTP target and the Zendesk API. I don't instantly see why this shouldn't work with custom user fields as well. For information like teacher, phone number and so on.



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