Trigger: After (relative) - what does it means?


  • Used Zammad version: 3.4.0
  • Used Zammad installation source: zammad/zammad-docker-compose
  • Operating system: docker
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Expected behavior:

  • This condition true if time since last contact (for example) more than X (minutes, etc).

Actual behavior:

  • Nothing, trigger not working.

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  • Trigger condition: Last contact: after (relative) 5 minutes.

P.S. I’m afraid to ask about what does “Last contact before (relative) 5 minutes” means. Before what?

If you choose “last contact”, zammad will check if your conditiion e.g. 5 minutes BEFORE or AFTER the moment of “last contact” is true or not.

I guess what you want to use is the scheduler and not a trigger, because triggers only run at the exact moment a ticket is being created or updated, which is not the case e.g. 5 minutes after the last contact on a ticket.

We’ve been working hard on making our documentation on that topic better, it basically holds all hints you’re asking for:

(Thank you, for your reply)

Regarding your answer I try this case:

Ticket with the last contact from customer yesterday.
Trigger: last contact (customer) after(relative) 2 minutes. actions: note.

Today I post note in this ticket (it being updated). I expected that 2 minutes is gone after last contact from customer, but the trigger not working.

What the best use case of last contact (relative)?

last contact != last customer contact
last contact != last agent contact

You have to ensure we’re talking about the same.
My guess is that you want to use a scheduler.

Clear. I double check my last post - it is correct. Ticket with last contact (customer) yesterday. Trigger - correct.

I try to use Scheduler, but I would like to know what for relative conditions in triggers?

I try scheduler with no luck.

I have ticket with last customer sms, 10+ minutes ago - no note.

Maybe all problems with SMS, because in another topic I ask for SMS related problem Trigger not working when new sms-ticket created ?

I try with phone ticket - the same result.

How can I setup scheduler to post note if 5 minutes ago from last customer contact?

Please change “after (relative)” to “before (relative)”.

Zammad does check if the ticket is BEFORE a specific time or AFTER.
So what you actually want to check is if you’re at least e.g. 5 minutes BEFORE is being used whenever you don’t specify a specific date and time like in above example.