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Triggers usage examples

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Triggers usage examples

Triggers are a set of user defined rule (triggers) that are checked and executed when an Event occurs. Each Trigger has a condition and actions. When the condition is met – the actions are executed. Triggers are managed only by workspace administrators from a dedicate page.

Below are examples for different ways to use the triggers, according to the action you want to perform.
See Triggers for complete step-by-step explanation about creating triggers.
If you are new to triggers, we recommend on reading understanding triggers first.

Assign using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically assign a conversation to a specific user, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific account, assign a specific user – see example below.

How to create a trigger for automatic assignment – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Assign to Dan when created for John’s diner account”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation Account” is and select “John’s diner” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Assign to user” is and select “Dan” from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for the account John’s diner will be automatically assigned to Dan.

Become a Follower using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically add a user as a follower to a conversation, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific account, add a specific user as a follower.

How to create a trigger for adding a follower automatically – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Set Dan as follower when created for John’s diner account”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation Account” is and select “John’s diner” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Assign to user” is and select “Dan” from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for the account John’s diner will be automatically followed by Dan.

Assign label using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically assign a label to a conversation when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific account, assign a specific label to it – see example below.

How to create a trigger to set labels – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Set VIP label when created for John’s diner account”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation Account” is and select “John’s diner” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Add label” and select “VIP” from the labels list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for the account John’s diner will be automatically assigned with the VIP label.

Set conversation as priority using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically assign a conversation as priority, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific account, make it a priority conversation.

How to create a trigger for priority – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Set as priority when created for John’s diner account”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation Account” is and select “John’s diner” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Manage priority” is and select “Set priority” from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for the account John’s diner will be automatically set as priority conversations.

Manage status using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically change a conversation status, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a message received in a conversation contains “ISSUE IS SOLVED”, close the conversation.

How to create a trigger for automatic assignment – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “If newest message contains the text SOLVED”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Newest message subject”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Contains this phrase” is and type “ISSUE SOLVED”. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Manage status” is and select “Close conversation” from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will receive a message with the phrase “ISSUE IS SOLVED” will automatically close the conversation.

Post internal note using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically post an internal note to a conversation, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific account, post an internal note “Reminder – always consult with Dan before replying to this customer” – see example below.

How to create a trigger for automatic internal note – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Add internal note when created for John’s diner account”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation Account” is and select “John’s diner” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Post internal note”.
  9. Choose whether you want to use a save response or add the text yourself, for example: “Reminder – always consult with Dan before replying to this customer”
  10. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for the account John’s diner will automatically have the internal note added.
  11. The user that posted the note will show a “Replypad Trigger” user.

Post public reply using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically post a public reply to a conversation, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation hass become a priority conversation, post a public reply “Your request has been promoted and will be handled in top priority” – see example below.

How to create a trigger for automatic public replies – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Add public reply when set as priority”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Priority is changed”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation priority” – is “set”. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Post public reply”.
  9. Choose whether you want to use a save response or add the text yourself, for example: “Your request has been promoted and will be handled in top priority”
  10. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be set as priority will automatically have the public reply posted.
  11. The audit for this reply will show that the user posting the reply is “Replypad Trigger” user, and a signature will be added if defined.

Set category using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically set a category to a conversation, when the condition you define is met. For example, if a conversation is created for a specific assignee, set a specific category – see example below.

How to create a trigger for setting category – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Set category Sales to when Dan is assignee”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Conversation is created”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation assignee” is and select “Dan” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Set category” is and select “Sales” from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be created for Dan will be automatically set with the Sales category.

Set conversation mailbox using triggers

You can use triggers to automatically set a mailbox to a conversation, when the condition you define is met. For example, if the conversation category is updated to Accounting, set the accounting-mailbox to the conversation – see example below.

How to create a trigger for mailbox – (example):
  1. To create a trigger you need to be a workspace administrator.
  2. Use the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Triggers.
  3. Click New Trigger button
  4. Enter the name for the trigger. Make sure the name is specific and describes its essence, like “Set Accounting mailbox when category is Accounting”.
  5. Choose the event that will activate this trigger, in this case “Category is changed”.
  6. Click Save to create the trigger.
  7. Click the Add condition link. Select “Conversation category” is and select “Accounting” from the list. Click Save
  8. Click the Add action link. Select “Set mailbox” is and select the “Accounting” mailbox from the list.
  9. That’s it. From now on, conversations that will be updated to the Accounting category will be automatically set with the Accounting mailbox.
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