Please help.  When new tickets are created, I would like a rule to automatically add a due date of 5 days.  We have multiple ticket queues so this rule needs to be applied to all of them.  I would like to restrict access in modifying the due date field to only KACE Administrators.
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Use the report wizard to create a rule that matches the tickets that you want to change, if that is every ticket then leave the criteria generic. You should include a statement that insures the rule will only run when the ticket is created. Here is an example of a select statement that only matches high priority tickets:
select HD_TICKET.*, DATE_FORMAT(HD_TICKET.CREATED,'%b %d %Y %I:%i:%s %p') as CREATED, DATE_FORMAT(HD_TICKET.MODIFIED,'%b %d %Y %I:%i:%s %p') as MODIFIED,
                        HD_STATUS.NAME AS STATUS_NAME,
                        HD_STATUS.ORDINAL as STATUS_ORDINAL,
                        HD_IMPACT.ORDINAL as IMPACT_ORDINAL,
                        HD_CATEGORY.ORDINAL as CATEGORY_ORDINAL,
                        HD_PRIORITY.ORDINAL as PRIORITY_NUMBER,
                        STATE, 
                        if((datediff(DUE_DATE, now()) = 0), 2, if((datediff(DUE_DATE, now())<0), 1, 3)) as SORT_OVERDUE_STATUS,
                        if(unix_timestamp(TIME_OPENED) > 0, TIME_OPENED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_OPENED, 
                        if(unix_timestamp(TIME_STALLED) > 0, TIME_STALLED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_STALLED, 
                        if(unix_timestamp(TIME_CLOSED) > 0, TIME_CLOSED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_CLOSED, 
                        if(unix_timestamp(ESCALATED) > 0, ESCALATED, 1<<62) as SORT_ESCALATED,
                        if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.CREATED) > 0, HD_TICKET.CREATED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_CREATED, 
                        if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.MODIFIED) > 0, HD_TICKET.MODIFIED, 1<<62) as SORT_MODIFIED,
                        if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.DUE_DATE) > 0, HD_TICKET.DUE_DATE, 1<<62) as SORT_DUE_DATE,
                        case upper(STATE) 
                        when 'CLOSED' then unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_CLOSED) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_OPENED) 
                        when 'OPENED' then unix_timestamp(NOW()) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_OPENED) 
                        else unix_timestamp(NOW()) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.CREATED) end as AGE,
                        if ((LENGTH(U1.FULL_NAME) = 0), U1.USER_NAME, U1.FULL_NAME) as OWNER_NAME,
                        U1.FULL_NAME as OWNER_FULLNAME,
                        U1.EMAIL as OWNER_EMAIL,
                        if (U1.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U1.FULL_NAME) = 0), U1.USER_NAME, U1.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_OWNER_NAME,
                        if ((LENGTH(U2.FULL_NAME) = 0), U2.USER_NAME, U2.FULL_NAME) as SUBMITTER_NAME,
                        U2.FULL_NAME as SUBMITTER_FULLNAME,
                        U2.EMAIL as SUBMITTER_EMAIL,
                        if (U2.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U2.FULL_NAME) = 0), U2.USER_NAME, U2.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_SUBMITTER_NAME,
                        if (U3.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U3.FULL_NAME) = 0), U3.USER_NAME, U3.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_APPROVER_NAME,
                        if(APPROVAL='rejected', 'Rejected', if(APPROVAL='info', 'More Info Needed', if(APPROVAL='approved', 'Approved', if(APPROVER_ID>0, 'Pending', '')))) as APPROVAL_STATUS,
                        Q.NAME as QUEUE_NAME                        
                        from (HD_TICKET, HD_PRIORITY, HD_STATUS, HD_IMPACT, HD_CATEGORY)
JOIN HD_TICKET_CHANGE ON HD_TICKET_CHANGE.HD_TICKET_ID = HD_TICKET.ID 
 and HD_TICKET_CHANGE.ID=<CHANGE_ID>
                        LEFT JOIN USER U1 on U1.ID = HD_TICKET.OWNER_ID
                        LEFT JOIN USER U2 on U2.ID = HD_TICKET.SUBMITTER_ID
                        LEFT JOIN USER U3 on U3.ID = HD_TICKET.APPROVER_ID
                        LEFT JOIN HD_QUEUE Q on Q.ID = HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID
                        LEFT JOIN MACHINE M1 on M1.ID = HD_TICKET.MACHINE_ID
                        where HD_PRIORITY.ID = HD_PRIORITY_ID
                        and HD_STATUS.ID = HD_STATUS_ID
                        and HD_IMPACT.ID = HD_IMPACT_ID
                        and HD_CATEGORY.ID = HD_CATEGORY_ID
                        and ((  HD_PRIORITY.NAME = 'High') and HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID = 1 )  and
HD_TICKET_CHANGE.DESCRIPTION LIKE 'TICKET CREATED%'

In the rule configuration check the box to run an update query and use this code:
update HD_TICKET as T
    set T.DUE_DATE = DATE_ADD(T.CREATED, INTERVAL 5 DAY) 
  where 
        (T.ID in (<TICKET_IDS>))

Set the rule to run on ticket save. Note that KACE will automatically add code that restricts rules to only run on the queue they are a part of, so you will need a separate rule for each queue, unfortunately. 

For the permissions, go to Service Desk, Configuration, Queues and then select the queue that needs to be modified. Under Ticket Defaults, click Customize these Values. Find the Due Date field and set the permissions to Read Only.

Answered 02/20/2015 by: chucksteel
Red Belt

  • Hi chucksteel,

    I have set the following but noticed the due date is still set to "None" verses a "5-day" date. I performed the following:

    Service Desk > Configuration > Rules > Choose Action > New (SQL)

    Name: Due Date (5-day)

    Checked "Enabled"

    Select SQL:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    select HD_TICKET.*, DATE_FORMAT(HD_TICKET.CREATED,'%b %d %Y %I:%i:%s %p') as CREATED, DATE_FORMAT(HD_TICKET.MODIFIED,'%b %d %Y %I:%i:%s %p') as MODIFIED,
    HD_STATUS.NAME AS STATUS_NAME,
    HD_STATUS.ORDINAL as STATUS_ORDINAL,
    HD_IMPACT.ORDINAL as IMPACT_ORDINAL,
    HD_CATEGORY.ORDINAL as CATEGORY_ORDINAL,
    HD_PRIORITY.ORDINAL as PRIORITY_NUMBER,
    STATE,
    if((datediff(DUE_DATE, now()) = 0), 2, if((datediff(DUE_DATE, now())<0), 1, 3)) as SORT_OVERDUE_STATUS,
    if(unix_timestamp(TIME_OPENED) > 0, TIME_OPENED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_OPENED,
    if(unix_timestamp(TIME_STALLED) > 0, TIME_STALLED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_STALLED,
    if(unix_timestamp(TIME_CLOSED) > 0, TIME_CLOSED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_CLOSED,
    if(unix_timestamp(ESCALATED) > 0, ESCALATED, 1<<62) as SORT_ESCALATED,
    if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.CREATED) > 0, HD_TICKET.CREATED, 1<<62) as SORT_TIME_CREATED,
    if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.MODIFIED) > 0, HD_TICKET.MODIFIED, 1<<62) as SORT_MODIFIED,
    if(unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.DUE_DATE) > 0, HD_TICKET.DUE_DATE, 1<<62) as SORT_DUE_DATE,
    case upper(STATE)
    when 'CLOSED' then unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_CLOSED) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_OPENED)
    when 'OPENED' then unix_timestamp(NOW()) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.TIME_OPENED)
    else unix_timestamp(NOW()) - unix_timestamp(HD_TICKET.CREATED) end as AGE,
    if ((LENGTH(U1.FULL_NAME) = 0), U1.USER_NAME, U1.FULL_NAME) as OWNER_NAME,
    U1.FULL_NAME as OWNER_FULLNAME,
    U1.EMAIL as OWNER_EMAIL,
    if (U1.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U1.FULL_NAME) = 0), U1.USER_NAME, U1.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_OWNER_NAME,
    if ((LENGTH(U2.FULL_NAME) = 0), U2.USER_NAME, U2.FULL_NAME) as SUBMITTER_NAME,
    U2.FULL_NAME as SUBMITTER_FULLNAME,
    U2.EMAIL as SUBMITTER_EMAIL,
    if (U2.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U2.FULL_NAME) = 0), U2.USER_NAME, U2.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_SUBMITTER_NAME,
    if (U3.ID is null, 'z', concat('a', if ((LENGTH(U3.FULL_NAME) = 0), U3.USER_NAME, U3.FULL_NAME))) as SORT_APPROVER_NAME,
    if(APPROVAL='rejected', 'Rejected', if(APPROVAL='info', 'More Info Needed', if(APPROVAL='approved', 'Approved', if(APPROVER_ID>0, 'Pending', '')))) as APPROVAL_STATUS,
    Q.NAME as QUEUE_NAME
    from (HD_TICKET, HD_PRIORITY, HD_STATUS, HD_IMPACT, HD_CATEGORY)
    JOIN HD_TICKET_CHANGE ON HD_TICKET_CHANGE.HD_TICKET_ID = HD_TICKET.ID
    and HD_TICKET_CHANGE.ID=<CHANGE_ID>
    LEFT JOIN USER U1 on U1.ID = HD_TICKET.OWNER_ID
    LEFT JOIN USER U2 on U2.ID = HD_TICKET.SUBMITTER_ID
    LEFT JOIN USER U3 on U3.ID = HD_TICKET.APPROVER_ID
    LEFT JOIN HD_QUEUE Q on Q.ID = HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID
    LEFT JOIN MACHINE M1 on M1.ID = HD_TICKET.MACHINE_ID
    where HD_PRIORITY.ID = HD_PRIORITY_ID
    and HD_STATUS.ID = HD_STATUS_ID
    and HD_IMPACT.ID = HD_IMPACT_ID
    and HD_CATEGORY.ID = HD_CATEGORY_ID
    and (( HD_PRIORITY.NAME = 'Critical') and HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID = 1 ) and
    and (( HD_PRIORITY.NAME = 'High') and HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID = 1 ) and
    and (( HD_PRIORITY.NAME = 'Medium') and HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID = 1 ) and
    and (( HD_PRIORITY.NAME = 'Low') and HD_TICKET.HD_QUEUE_ID = 1 ) and
    HD_TICKET_CHANGE.DESCRIPTION LIKE 'TICKET CREATED%'
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Checked "Run update query"


    Update SQL:


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    update HD_TICKET as T
    set T.DUE_DATE = DATE_ADD(T.CREATED, INTERVAL 5 DAY)
    where
    (T.ID in (<TICKET_IDS>))
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Frequency: on Ticket Save

    Save

    Only testing this on the main queue which is "HD_QUEUE_ID = 1"


    Service Desk > Configuration > Queues > Under Ticket Defaults > Customize these Values > set to

    DUE_DATE Due Not Required Owners Only - Hidden from Users


    Please advise.
    • This may be a silly question but is the Enabled box checked? I miss that sometimes which is why I'm asking. Also, after you save a ticket look at the rule's run log and see if there are any errors reported.
      • Yes, the enabled box is checked. The last run log shows the following: " 02/23/2015 9:48:28> Starting: 02/23/2015 9:48:28 02/23/2015 9:48:28> Executing Select Query... 02/23/2015 9:48:28> " --- An hour has passed with no changes to the tickets. How can this be manually or forced to run?
    • I took a closer look at your rule and the WHERE clause has some errors. There are a few cases of multiple "and" words. I'm also not sure which parts you added, there are multiple priority names being matched which would cause an issue.
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