Adjusting the Scope of your SLA Setup

The following are instructions for the use of the Scope tab to control when to switch on and off performance measurement processing and determine which tickets should have performance measurements applied.

In many cases there will be a need for all tickets to be measured for performance measurement with the possibility of performing a different type of measurement for each Policy or Region.

However, it is also sometimes the case that only a specific type of ticket should be placed under performance measurement, or there might be exceptions under which performance measurement shouldn't be applied.

This tab is used to specify global exception rules to prevent certain types or category of tickets from being placed under SLA Measurement.

Defining the Scope of SLA Setup


Adjustments can be made from within the Scope tab (3).

Activating performance measurement Processing


When your CloudSET Performset solution is first installed it will be configured to prevent performance measurements being applied to your tickets until everything has been fully configured and tested.

Once testing is complete and your agents and administrators have been fully informed and trained in their role and responsibilities within the performance measurement process and enabling functionality, the Activation Mode should be switched to 'Go Live' (1).

When the configurations are saved with this setting in place a trigger will be generated to apply a tag ('assign_sla4') to all newly created tickets, causing a request to the CloudSET SLA Service to start performance measurement and monitoring.

If at any time there is requirement to stop SLA being applied to new tickets, then this can be achieved by resetting the Activation Mode to 'Testing' (2).

Then when the configurations are saved the trigger will be applied preventing the 'assign_sla4' tag being applied to new tickets.

Whilst in testing mode performance measurement and monitoring will only be applied to tickest if the 'assign_sla4' tag is applied manually.

Enter any Global Exceptions

3.pngIt is possible to specify Global Level exceptions that will override any Region and Policy assignment rules to prevent SLA being applied to a ticket.

Select Add to create one or more exception rules (1).


When defining an exception rule it is possible to specify All of the field values that must be set (3) for the exception to apply preventing performance measurement measurement for a ticket.

In addition or alternatively, it is also possible to specify a list of values Any of which could be set for a field for the exception to apply (4).

So in the example above the exception rule will be applied if the Priority is 'Low' AND the assigned Group is 'After-Hours Reports Group' AND the Type is either 'Question' OR 'Incident'.

*Note: the rule definitions work in much the same way as the conditions defined for Zendesk Triggers and the following article provides more detail should a further explanation be required: Understanding trigger conditions and actions

Enter an appropriate label (5) to describe the purpose of the exception rule and select 'OK' to save the rule (6).

Edit or Delete Existing Global Exception Rules


It is possible to create multiple rules with different combinations of field and value selections to ensure all exceptions are covered.

If necessary an existing rule can be updated by selecting the corresponding Edit button (1).


Apply any necessary changes to the field and value selections and hit the 'OK' button to save the changes (2).

If the exception rule is no longer required it can be removed by selecting the 'Delete' button (3).

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