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Priority Rules determine the priority tickets out of all the tickets pooled by the NextTicket Filters. To apply these rules, use your admin access to prioritize tickets by assigning positive points to high-priority scenarios and deprioritize tickets by assigning less or negative points to low-priority cases.  

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What is the format of a Priority Rule?

The format of priority rules is

if <condition/scenario>, then add or deduct points.

In the example below, the tickets assigned to the current user will be prioritized over unassigned tickets and those assigned to other technicians. 
assigned to user

Activating a Priority Rule 

You can activate a priority rule by enabling the corresponding toggle switch. Do this after creating rule conditions and adding points to it.

To enable a priority rule:

  1. Launch the MSPbots app. Navigate to Apps and open NextTicket.
  2. Click the priority rules link on the NextTicket tab.
    priority rules
  3. When the NextTicket Priority Rules tab opens, find the rule that needs to be activated and enable the corresponding switch.
    activate rule 
    The switch is enabled when it is green and disabled when it is grey. 
    disabled priority rule

Testing the Priority Rules  

You can test the priority rules and verify if the resulting prioritization shows your expected outcome. You can test individually or all the rules together. 

A. To test a priority rule

  1. Do Steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Click the eye icon corresponding to the priority rule for testing. This will preview the tickets list when the rule is applied. 
    test  rule
  3. In the Test Passed Data window, review if the previewed ticket list shows your expected outcome.
    Below is an example of a ticket list that applies a priority rule. 

rule test preview

B. To test all enabled priority rules

The Test All button previews the prioritization of tickets based on the points assigned to all enabled priority rules. Click this button to verify if all the rules work together to show your expected prioritization. If the rules are not working as expected, review the points and continue adjusting until you achieve your desired outcome. 

To test all priority rules: 

  1. Do Steps 1 and 2
  2. In the NextTicket Rules window, click the Test All button. 
    test all rules

Below is an example of a ticket list that applies all enabled priority rules.

test all preview

Saving a Priority Rule

To save a Priority Rule from the NextTicket Priority Rule window, click the Save icon corresponding to the rule.

save button

Alternatively, you can navigate to Save on the upper right section of the page and select Save All

save all

Saving a Priority Rule as a Template

You can save priority rules as templates in the NextTicket Priority Rule window. 

To save a priority rule as a template:

  1. Do Steps 1 and 2 at the start of this article. 
  2. In the NextTicket Rules window, navigate to Save and select Save Rule as Template.
    save rule as template 
  3. In the Save Rule as Template pop-up window, type a Template Name and click Save.  
    template name
  4. Verify the creation of the new template by clicking the Template List dropdown. The name of your new template should now be on the list. 
    new template

Deleting a Priority Rule Template

This is how to delete a priority rule template:

  1. Do Steps 1 and 2 at the start of this article. 
  2. Go to the Default Template List and click the delete icon corresponding to the rule for deletion.
    delete template
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm your deletion. 
    delete rule template

Requesting a new Priority Rule

  1. Do Steps 1 and 2 at the start of this article.
  2. Click the Request New Rule button.
    request new rule
  3. Fill out the Request New Rule form then click Submit. Your request will be forwarded to the MSPbots Support Team. 
    request new rule

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