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This extension adds the capability to create and manage reminders for any kind of tickets.
The extension allows agents to create a reminder for a ticket (user request, incident…) when the ticket is in a specific status (assigned…). The reminder is defined by a target date (default choice) or a delay. When a delay is set, the reminder can be recurrent or not.
At expiration time, an event can be applied to the ticket and a notification can be sent. The reminder is then closed or restarted if it is a recurrent one.
The type of tickets where reminders can be applied, the list of status where reminders are available and the event that may be applied when the reminder expires are defined in iTop's configuration file. See Configuration chapter below.
The agent has the possibility to cancel a running reminder by stopping the reminder stopwatch. This is an action available in the Reminder menus.
The agent can, as well, reset a running reminder. For that purpose, he just needs to redo the action ‘Create reminder’ from the same ticket where the reminder has been created (assuming that the ticket is in a state where reminder creation is allowed). This will stop the running reminder and will create a new one.
Reminders can only be applied to class of objects that derive from ticket. They cannot be set for items of the CMDB.
The extension requires iTop 2.2.0, at least, and the extension iTop object copier 1.1.3.
Use the Standard installation process for this extension.
The extension will add the following section in the configuration file:
'itop-reminder' => array ( 'allowed_classes' => array ( 'UserRequest' => array ( 'status' => array ( 0 => 'assigned', ), 'stimulus' => '', ), ), ),
This section allows you to define iTop's behaviour when a reminder expires. For each class of tickets listed, you may define:
Next to its specific section, the extension is adding, at installation time, an entry to the list of rules defined for the itop-object-copier extension. Here is defined for which class of ticket and within what status reminders can be triggered.
array ( 'source_scope' => 'SELECT UserRequest WHERE status IN (\'assigned\')', 'allowed_profiles' => 'Support Agent,Administrator', 'menu_label' => 'Create a reminder...', 'menu_label/FR FR' => 'Créer un rappel...', 'form_label' => 'Create a reminder from %1$s', 'form_label/FR FR' => 'Créer un rappel depuis %1$s', 'report_label' => 'Created from %1$s', 'report_label/FR FR' => 'Créé depuis %1$s', 'dest_class' => 'Reminder', 'preset' => array ( 0 => 'copy(id,ticket_id)', ), 'retrofit' => array ( 0 => 'copy(id,active_reminder_id)', ), ),
To check the status of this service, use the command:
php webservice/cron.php --auth_user=user --auth_pwd=password --status_only=1
From the “Other Actions” menu available for your ticket, select “Create a reminder…”. The following form is displayed:
A reminder has the following attributes:
|Status||Possible values: New, Active, Closed||Read only||No|
|Started||Date and time (year-month-day hh:mm:ss)||Set at creation time||N/A|
|Ticket||Foreign key to a(n) Ticket||Read only||No|
|Reason||Multiline character string||Reason why the reminder has bee created||No|
|Target date*||Date and time (year-month-day hh:mm:ss)||No|
|Delay unit||Possible values: Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes||Used with delay||No|
|Recurrent||Possible values: yes, No||Can be used with delay only||No|
Delaymust be set. If booth are set
Target dateand set a
By default, the reminder extension adds attributes to the class Ticket and manages them. These attributes can the be reused and displayed within the classes where reminders are available (User Requests, Changes…)
|Active reminder||Foreign key to a(n) Reminder||Reminder currently active for the ticket||No|
|List of reminders||List||List of all reminders that have been started for the ticket||No|
A trigger on threshold can be defined to generate an event when a reminder expires. Parameters to be used are :
This chapter provides an add-on example on how to use Reminders with User Requests. It is available as an XML file that can be added to your datamodel.
What this add-on does is:
reminders_listto User Requests that list all the reminders that have been launched for that User request (if you want it to be dispayed as a tab, you need to add it to the presentation),
You may download the add-on to use it 'out of the box' or to customize it to match your needs : datamodel.itop-reminder.userrequest-example.xml