Communication Templates and Automatic Notifications
The Problems application provides predefined communication templates that you can use when sending a communication to other users. Communications that use predefined templates are automatically sent to the Reported By and Affected Person users shown on the problem record when certain conditions occur, such as a change in the status of the problem.
The following table lists the predefined communication templates provided for the Problems application. Each template is identified by a template name and title. The names and titles of the predefined communication templates are displayed in the list of available templates when you manually create a communication using a template.
If a template is used in an automatic communication, the Automatic Notification column describes the condition under which the notification is sent. The Escalation column lists the predefined escalation that triggers the notification. The predefined escalations are run once a day. Your administrator can make changes to the automatic notification behavior provided with the product by modifying or removing the associated escalations. For example, the ESCPRBCLS10 escalation, which triggers a notification 10 days after a problem is resolved, can be re-configured to a different number of days.
The predefined templates that are used in automatic notifications include the primary e-mail addresses of the Reported By and Affected Person users in the To: field of the template. If you manually create a communication using one of these templates, you can change these addresses to specify a different recipient or recipients.
|Problem is resolved
|Notifies the recipients that the problem has been resolved. The e-mail message includes the reported date of the problem, classification, description, and solution details.
|This communication is automatically sent to the Reported By and Affected Person users within one day after the problem status changes to RESOLVED.
|Problem is closed
|Notifies the recipients that the problem has been closed. The e-mail message includes the reported date of the problem, classification, description, and solution details.
|This communication is automatically sent to the Reported By and Affected Person users within one day after the problem status changes to CLOSED.
|Problem is closed
|This template is the same as the CTPRBCLS template, but the conditions for automatic notification are different.
|After a problem has been in RESOLVED status
for 10 or more days, the problem is automatically changed to CLOSED
status and this communication is sent to the Reported By and Affected
Person users within one day after the problem is closed.
The ESCPRBCLS and ESCPRBCLS10 escalations are coordinated so that only one notification is sent in case of a conflict.
|Problem is assigned
|Notifies all members of an owner group that a new problem has been assigned to the group and encourages anyone in the group to take ownership. The e-mail message includes the problem name, description, internal priority, affected person, and reported date.
|The logged-in user must create a communication to send this e-mail notification. It is not automatic.