The "Update Status" Activity notification doesn't work for the 'Cancelled' status.

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Article ID: 5872

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Products

CA Service Management - Asset Portfolio Management CA Service Management - Service Desk Manager

Issue/Introduction

I have created an Update Status Activity Notification for the out of the box 'Cancelled' status but it is not working, the notification is not sent.

The steps are the correct ones as same steps are working for other statuses :

Select:

Administration Tab - Notifications - Activity Notifications - Update Status

and in the out of the box Notification Rule,  select i.e. a Contact to be notified.

 

While notification is being sent when incident is updated with other statuses, when updated with 'Cancelled' status, the notification is not sent.

 

Cause

When the status is set to 'Cancelled', the activity triggered is the activity type 'Close', not the activity type 'Update Status', so any notification associated to the 'Update Status' activity will not be sent.

You can verify this in the Activities Log Tab.

The 'Close' activity is triggered for  the 'Cancelled' status because out of the box the 'Cancelled' status has the checkbox 'Make Active?'  NOT checked,  and the checkbox 'Make Resolved?' not checked.

 

Environment

ServiceDesk Manager 14.1.03

Resolution

If you CHECK 'Make Active?' for the 'Cancelled' status, then the ticket will remain active and the 'Update Status' activity type and its associated notifications will be triggered when the ticket is updated with the status 'Cancelled'.

Additional Information

Please , also see document TEC585523