This documentation supports the 20.02 version of BMC Live Chat.
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Creating incidents or work orders from a chat

When an agent is having a conversation with a user, the agent can create an incident or work order if it does not already exist. The agent also can select a template before creating an incident or work order and associate the chat to an existing ticket of the user.

To create incidents or work orders from a chat by using a template

  1. In an active chat session, on the Resources tab, enter a search term.
  2. Select a template and click Create Incident or Create Work Order.
    If any required fields are blank, the incident or work order opens in the edit mode.
  3. Add any other details, if needed, and click Confirm + Save.

An incident or work order is created, and the chat transcript is added to the description. You can view the incident or work order on the Resources tab.

To create incidents or work orders from a chat without a template

In an active chat session, click Create Ticket.

  • To create an incident, click Create Incident.
  • To create a work order, click Create Work Order.

An incident or work order is created, and the chat transcript is added to the description. You can view the incident or work order details on the Resources tab.

To associate a chat to an existing ticket

An agent can associate a chat to a ticket only if the following conditions are met:

  • The ticket is of the type Incident or Work order.
  • The chat is not already associated to a ticket.
  • The support agent is a member or an associate member of the owner support group or the assigned support group of the ticket.

The following image provides information about how a chat is associated to a ticket:


  1. In an active chat session, click the Customer Information tab.
  2. Click All Tickets or Open Tickets, and from the list click
    The chat is associated to the ticket based on the ticket status.

    • If the ticket is Open and not associated to the chat, BMC Live Chat performs the following actions:

      • The ticket is updated with the Chat ID.

      • The entire chat transcript, articles, notes, and attachments added to the chat conversation are copied to the ticket.

    • If the ticket is Resolved or Closed and is created by using a template, BMC Live Chat performs the following actions:

      • A new ticket is created by using the same template.

      • The chat transcript, articles, notes, and attachments added to the chat conversation are added to the Activity notes of the new ticket.

      • Related To relationship is created between the two tickets.

    • If the ticket is Resolved or Closed and is created without using a template, BMC Live Chat performs the following actions:

      • A new ticket is created.
      • The Summary, Description, Impact, Urgency and Operational, and Product Categorizations fields are copied to the new ticket from the current ticket.
      • The chat transcript, articles, notes, and attachments added to the chat conversation is added to the Activity notes of the new ticket.
      • A Related To relationship is created between the two tickets.

Note

If the ticket is already created in the current application, a support agent cannot transfer the chat to a support queue of another application.

For example, if the ticket is created in Remedy with Smart IT, then you cannot transfer the chat to a support queue in BMC Helix Business Workflows.

For more information about the configured application, see To configure the application URL.

Related topics

Interacting with chat users

Accepting, transferring, and closing chat sessions

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