In OneDesk you can trace your workflow automations through the activities application. This lets you see just what your automations are doing on a day-to-day basis, and helps you troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Accessing the activities application

To access the activities application, select the “more applications” button the bottom-left of the OneDesk interface. Next, select the “analytics” application, and choose the “activities” tab near the top.


activities tab

Tracing your automations

From the activities application, we can see by default the ID of an automation which has been performed, the affected item name, activity performed, the changed value, and the new value.

For example, we see that we have automation A16 below:


automation in activities


Automation A16 has ran on the task “ticket from conversation”, changing its lifecycle status from “open” to “pending customer”.

Editing workflow automations

If an automation has been found through the activities tab to be performing incorrectly, you can edit the automation by going to the “administration” cog. Select “tickets”, “tasks”, or “projects” under “user apps”, depending on the automation you would like to edit. Then, scroll down to the automations section.


workflow automations


From here, you can edit the desired automation with the pencil icon on the right-hand side, or delete it entirely with the trash-can icon. You can also create a new automation with the “create workflow automation” button at the top of the menu.

Do note, that the ID of workflow automations in OneDesk are unique. This means that when an automation is deleted or disabled, new automations will not take its ID slot. For example, if you have automation IDs 1, 2, 3, and then delete automation 3, replacing it with a new automation, you will have IDs 1, 2, and 4. This does not mean you are missing an automation somewhere.

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