Notify service desk agents when customer request type changes

We have several queue filters based on the issue's request type, for instance application management or general. In some cases the request type is not appropriate and must be changed the agent, so the ticket goes to the other queue and get picked up by the responsible agent. 


Is there a way to notify agents when the request type changes? In the best case notify a group of people. Can this achieved by custom automation rule or plugin?

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Hey David,


I had this same issue. I found a notifications tab within Service Desk

  1. Go to your Service Desk Project
  2. Go to the Project Settings
  3. Go to Notifications
  4. Under Actions, select Edit Notifications
  5. Add a group for the Issue Updated Notification

Hope this is helpful!

Hi Thomas, with this setting the specific group would get notifications for all updates. In my case only one specific group should get the notification when the field "customer request type" changes to the specific value, e.g. request type change to "application management" should trigger notification for group "application managers" only.

I see what you are saying now... That's a great question. I tried some sort of Automation Rule but I've never had success doing so. Hopeful someone will give us an answer shortly. Sorry I couldn't help.


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Susan Ostreicher Community Champion Aug 15, 2017

I'm looking for an answer to the same question.  We have an automation rule to add a group to the issue based on the request type, and that group is also copied on the Issue Created notification.  What we need is a way to notify the appropriate group when the request type is changed, but not when there are other updates to the issue.  

David, did you ever find a solution for this? Thanks!

Hi Susan, we have created a Script Runner Listern, which listens on "issue updated" events and checks if request type has changed. If yes, then the underlying group stored in a custom field is notified. 

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