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Merging and Splitting Requests

Merge Requests

This option helps to merge the duplicate and similar requests.

In the Merge process, one request is considered as the Primary Request, and all others as Secondary. As a result, the secondary requests link to the primary request. System decides the ticket actions by evaluating who created the ticket. For example:

  • When the requests are created by the same requestor, then all the secondary requests are closed.
  • When requests are generated from different requestors, then the secondary requests are not closed.

Merge Request Option

To merge requests, select the desired tickets, click the Take Action dropdown, and select the Merge option as shown below.

Selecting and Merging Requests
Selecting and Merging Requests

Merge Action Popup

A popup will open to show the primary and secondary requests. Also, it will show the other requests list. You may add more requests in the merge.

Merge Tickets Popup
Merge Tickets Popup

In the popup, there will always be 1 primary ticket and many secondary tickets.

Primary and Secondary Requests
Primary and Secondary Requests

Make Secondary Request as a Primary Request

You can convert a secondary request to primary request. When you place the cursor on the secondary request, an option appears to make it as the primary request.

Make Secondary Request as the Primary Request
Make Secondary Request as the Primary Request

When you convert a secondary request to primary, it will come at the top.

Add More Requests to Merge

On the right side of the page, you can select the requests either to merge or add to the secondary request list.

Add Requests to Merge or Add to Secondary Requests
Add Requests to Merge or Add to Secondary Requests

Here, you have 2 options:

  • Add to Secondary: When you add the requests as the secondary request, they appear on the left hand side.
  • Merge (and close popup): When you click on ‘Merge’, the requests are added as the secondary request and the popup disappears (merge action is complete).

Split Requests

You can create a new request from an existing one using the split feature. The split option copies all the basic details of the request and pre-fills it while creating a new request. Click on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner and click on the ‘Split Request’ option.

Split Request Option
Split Request Option

A popup will open up. The popup has all the basic details pre-filled from the existing request.

Split Request
Split Request

Since you are basically creating a request, the fields are all same. Check all the fields and click create. System generates a new request and takes you to the newly created request page.

  • The default subject of request has ‘Split’ word and reference to the old request.
  • The description, labels, work, and audit logs are added to the new request from the existing one.
  • The ‘Audit Trail’ section shows who created the new request and other related details.