ITSM Change Notifications

Use this screen to add ITSM change notifications to the system. After installing the package several notifications are added to the system. The ITSM change notification management screen is available in the ITSM Change Notifications module of the Communication & Notifications group.

ITSM Change Notification Management Screen

ITSM Change Notification Management Screen

Manage ITSM Change Notifications

To add an ITSM change notification:

  1. Click on the Add Notification Rule button in the left sidebar.
  2. Fill in the required fields.
  3. Click on the Save button.
Add ITSM Change Notification Screen

Add ITSM Change Notification Screen

To edit an ITSM change notification:

  1. Click on an ITSM change notification in the list of ITSM change notifications.
  2. Modify the fields.
  3. Click on the Save or Save and finish button.
Edit ITSM Change Notification Screen

Edit ITSM Change Notification Screen

To delete an ITSM change notification:

  1. Click on the trash icon in the list of ITSM change notifications.
  2. Click on the OK button.
Delete ITSM Change Notification Screen

Delete ITSM Change Notification Screen

To copy an ITSM change notification:

  1. Click on the copy icon in the list of ITSM change notifications.

ITSM Change Notification Settings

The following settings are available when adding or editing this resource. The fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

Basic ITSM Change Notification Settings

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Basic

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Basic

Name *
The name of this resource. Any type of characters can be entered to this field including uppercase letters and spaces. The name will be displayed in the overview table.
Event *
Here you can choose which events will trigger this notification.
Attribute
The field, that should be listen for the notification.
Rule
The content of the field, that are set as Attribute.
Recipients
Here you can select the groups, that can receive the notification.
Validity *
Set the validity of this resource. Each resource can be used in OTRS only, if this field is set to valid. Setting this field to invalid or invalid-temporarily will disable the use of the resource.
Comment
Add additional information to this resource. It is recommended to always fill this field as a description of the resource with a full sentence for better clarity, because the comment will be also displayed in the overview table.

Notification (Agent)

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Notification for Agents

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Notification for Agents

The main content of a notification can be added for each languages with localized subject and body text. It is also possible to define static text content mixed with OTRS smart tags.

Subject *
The localized subject for a specific language.
Text *
The localized body text for a specific language.
Add new notification language
Select which languages should be added to create localized notifications.

Warning

Deleting a language in DefaultUsedLanguages setting that already has a notification text here will make the notification text unusable. If a language is not present or enabled on the system, the corresponding notification text could be deleted if it is not needed anymore.

Notification (Customer)

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Notification for Customers

ITSM Change Notification Settings - Notification for Customers

The main content of a notification can be added for each languages with localized subject and body text. It is also possible to define static text content mixed with OTRS smart tags.

Subject *
The localized subject for a specific language.
Text *
The localized body text for a specific language.
Add new notification language
Select which languages should be added to create localized notifications.

Warning

Deleting a language in DefaultUsedLanguages setting that already has a notification text here will make the notification text unusable. If a language is not present or enabled on the system, the corresponding notification text could be deleted if it is not needed anymore.

ITSM Change Notification Variables

Using variables in ticket notifications is possible. Variables, known as OTRS tags, are replaced by OTRS when generating the mail.

See also

Please check the existing notifications for the list of OTRS tags, that can be used in ITSM change notifications.

For example, the variable <OTRS_CHANGE_ChangeManager> expands to the change manager allowing a template to include something like the following.

Change manager: <OTRS_CHANGE_ChangeManager>

This tag expands, for example to:

Change manager: John Smith