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Workflow Action Types
Actions are operations that users perform on a case. For example, an action can re-assign a case or move it to the Closed status. Administrators specify which actions are available for each status in a workflow, configure the actions, and specify which users have permissions to execute actions.
For information about adding an action to a status, see Add New Action.
Transitional actions move the case to another status, and non-transitional actions do not change the status. You can set any action except View Case and Add User to Team as either transitional or non-transitional. The View Case and Add User to Team actions are always non-transitional.The Workflow Transition Matrix shows which actions are transitional and which are not.
When configuring most actions, you can define either default or custom settings. Default settings apply to all actions of the same type in the workflow. Custom settings apply only to the specific action you are configuring. The Case Create and Merge Case actions support only custom settings. For more information about configuring action settings, see Workflow Action Settings.
In addition to configuring action settings, you can specify Post Actions and Scripts for all actions. Post actions are executed after the specified conditions are met. Post actions and scripts can execute other actions or scripts.
You can also configure Assignment Rules to route the case to a specified assignee, and Notifications to notify recipients after the action executes.
Important: You must give users proper permissions to view and perform an action. For information about assigning permissions to an action, see Basic Settings. For information about permission groups, see Permission Groups.
Available Action Types
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The following table shows a list and brief descriptions of available action types. Click the links for additional details about each action type: