Once a request is 'cancelled' it cannot be re-opened?

Jason_MeyerJason_Meyer Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
Once a request is 'cancelled' it cannot be re-opened?

Is there any way around this?  Or is this a feature request?


  • Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Customer Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    Feature request may be a stretch here unfortunately, because if I'm not mistaken ITIL tends to take the approach of a Cancelled being a final resting state of sorts as it may impact SLOs (i.e. Closed Incidents shouldn't be Reactivated). With respect to SCSM, this could potentially skew your reporting depending on what metrics you're looking at.

    But it doesn't change the fact that you can still "technically" do with within SCSM. So if you really want to do this your best option is going to be a custom SCSM Workflow or custom SC Orchestrator Runbook.
  • Rob_SimonRob_Simon Customer IT Monkey ✭
    As Adam mentioned, you're not supposed to based on ITIL but we do it once in a while via PowerShell. The one this to mention is that for SRs is that the workflow may not function properly afterwords which leads to re-creating the SR after all.
  • Jason_MeyerJason_Meyer Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
    edited February 12

    The problem is staff will occasionally 'cancel' a request by accident.  The metrics argument goes out the window because now we have to open a 2nd request.  ITIL needs to understand that technology needs an 'undo' button.   Just my thoughts...

    I appreciate the responses/feedback.

  • Jeff_LangJeff_Lang Customer Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    @Jason_Meyer  if by request you mean service request, then as long as it has activities you can click the return to activity button in the portal and save the sr. Once the default workflows run in the background the sr will be set back to in progress and the activity you clicked the return to on back to in progress and activities after that set to pending.

    this should work with CR's that have activities as well although i've never tried it on cr's before
  • Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Customer Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Jeff_Lang raises an incredibly valid point.
  • Jason_MeyerJason_Meyer Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
    edited February 13
    Thanks Jeff, most of our SRs do not have Activities.  Analysts, just like users need a 'undo' button.
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