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Managing queues availability and assignment

There can be queues that are not required at a given time and you do not want to delete them. You can mark such queues as inactive. If you configure a queue as inactive, that queue is not shown in the following locations:

  • Queue or Owner ID lookup fields and typeahead suggestions in Remedyforce Console (IncidentTaskProblemChange RequestRelease, and Broadcast objects)
  • Suggested Owner & Queue Assignment Rules page (Remedyforce Administration > Configure Application > Suggested Owners & Queue Auto Assignment)
  • Templates creation page (Remedyforce Administration > Configure Application > Templates)
  • Incident assignment to queue lookup field (Remedyforce Administration > Configure Self Service > Incidents)
  • Assign Tickets created from this layout to Queue lookup field (Remedyforce Administration > Configure Self Service > Tickets Layouts)
  • When assigning default queues to Task Templates and Change Request Templates on Remedyforce Administration > Application Settings > Service Requests
  • Owner ID and Client ID fields on the Qualification tab of a service target
  • In the Color Coding and Query Condition sections of new QuickView


  • If you mark a queue that is common for multiple objects as inactive for one of the objects, it becomes inactive for all other objects too.
  • The Queue list on the Staff Auto Assignment page displays active and inactivate queues. 

Based on your company's organization structure, you might have different departments, accounts, roles, and so on in your organization. If you have queues for all these sets of users, staff members will see a long list of queues. To show limited queues for quick assignment, you can assign queues to these sets of users. By default, all queues are assigned to all users.

While submitting a record to a queue, only the entitled queues are shown to users in the Queue lookup field. However, in the following conditions a user to whom the queue is not entitled also gets the unentitled queue in the Queue lookup field. When the user opens the Queue lookup window, the unentitled queue is not shown.

The Queue field is available on a form in the Remedyforce Console if the Enable Queue and User Assignment check box is selected on the Remedyforce Administration > Application Settings > Record Assignment page. You can also add the Queue field to a form. For more information about adding a field to a form, see Customizing forms for the Remedyforce Console tab.

Queue assignment example

The following table lists the queues that are configured for accounts, roles, profiles, and permission sets in your organization:


Queues configured


  • Change request queue
  • Incident queue


Queues configured

Change Manager

  • HR queue
Helpdesk Administrator
  • Application queue
ProfilesQueues configured
System Administrator
  • Network queue
ServiceDesk Change Manager
  • HR queue
  • Network queue
Permission setsQueues configured
ServiceDesk Change Manager
  • Application queue
Remedyforce Administrator
  • Finance systems queue
ServiceDesk Staff
  • HR queue
  • Finance systems queue

Users have access to all queues that are assigned to their roles, accounts, profiles, and permission sets. The following table shows how queues are assigned: 

UserAccount/Role/Profile/Permission set assignedQueues available
Jackson Smith
  • Verizon 
  • Change Manager
  • ServiceDesk Change Manager
  • ServiceDesk Staff
  • Incident queue
  • HR queue
  • Application queue
  • Finance systems queue
Luke Jones
  • Acme
  • Helpdesk Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Remedyforce Administrator
  • Change request queue
  • Application queue
  • Network queue
  • Finance systems queue

To manage availability of queues

  1. Click the Remedyforce Administration tab.
  2. On the Home page, click the Manage Users tile, and from the menu, select Manage Remedyforce Active and Inactive Queues.
  3. From the Object list, select the required object, such as Incident/Service Request.
    The queues associated with the selected object are displayed in the Active in Remedyforce forms list.
  4. Perform the following actions based on your requirements:

    • From the Active in Remedyforce forms list, select the queues that you do not want to display in the Queue lookup field, and click the right arrow.

    • From the Inactive in Remedyforce forms list, select the queues that you want to display in the Queue lookup field, and click the left arrow.

  5. Click .
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other required objects.


    A dot (.) is shown besides the queues that are common to all objects. Also, if you configure a common queue as inactive for one object, that queue is inactivated for all objects.

To assign queues

  1. Click the Remedyforce Administration tab.
  2. On the Home page, click the Manage Users tile, and from the menu, select Manage Queue Availability.
  3. Click Assignment.
  4. Select the set of users for whom you want to assign queues.
    You can select multiple options. 

    Best practice

    We recommend that you assign queues based on one of the options only. 

  5. From the Queues for list, select the object whose queue you want to assign.
    The options that you select in the Configure Queue Assignment Based On field are shown in the For selected list.
  6. From the list of accounts, roles, profiles, or permission sets, select the required option to assign queues. 


    • Users with no accounts, roles, or permission sets can view all queues regardless of the queue assignment.
    • Although you can assign queues based on accounts, roles, profiles, and permission sets, record level access can be controlled by using Sharing Settings.

      For more information, see  Salesforce help Open link
  7. From the Entitled Queues list, select the queues that you want to assign to the selected set of users.
    You cannot assign inactive queues. For an object, you can assign a maximum of 1000 queues to each role, account, and profile. 

  8. Click .

Related topic

Configuring queues

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