Aborting ticket creation via scrip

I’m trying to find a way to get RT not to create a ticket when it
receives an email that matches certain criteria (is in a specific queue,
subject matches or doesn’t match a regex, content lines match or don’t
match a specific regex).

I’ve written the scrip and if a given check fails, I ‘return undef;’,
but RT creates the ticket anyway. Is there any way to avoid this? I’ve
searched the archive, and have come up empty.
O. Ododa

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I’m pretty sure this isn’t possible with a scrip. What you could do is
on create set the status to “deleted” when matching your criteria.

Joby Walker
ITI SSG, University of Washington


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O. Ododa wrote:

I’m trying to find a way to get RT not to create a ticket when it
receives an email that matches certain criteria (is in a specific queue,
subject matches or doesn’t match a regex, content lines match or don’t
match a specific regex).

I’ve written the scrip and if a given check fails, I ‘return undef;’,
but RT creates the ticket anyway. Is there any way to avoid this? I’ve
searched the archive, and have come up empty.

O. Ododa


http://lists.bestpractical.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/rt-users

Be sure to check out the RT Wiki at http://wiki.bestpractical.com
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Joby Walker wrote:

I’m pretty sure this isn’t possible with a scrip. What you could do is
on create set the status to “deleted” when matching your criteria.

Correct; the scrip only fires once the ticket is created. It
can’t prevent the creation.

Another approach would be to filter the mail (using procmail or
Mail::Audit or whatever you like) prior to injecting into RT.

As others wrote, its not possible because of processing order.

http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?WriteCustomAction

 * Create transaction
 * Find condition matches
 * Execute preparation code scrip by scrip
 * Scrips that fail will be thrown away
 * Execute commit code of surviving scrips proceeding scrip by scrip

Ruza

O. Ododa wrote:

I’m trying to find a way to get RT not to create a ticket when it
receives an email that matches certain criteria (is in a specific queue,
subject matches or doesn’t match a regex, content lines match or don’t
match a specific regex).

I’ve written the scrip and if a given check fails, I ‘return undef;’,
but RT creates the ticket anyway. Is there any way to avoid this? I’ve
searched the archive, and have come up empty.

O. Ododa


http://lists.bestpractical.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/rt-users

Be sure to check out the RT Wiki at http://wiki.bestpractical.com

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O. Ododa wrote:

receives an email that matches certain criteria (is in a specific queue,
subject matches or doesn’t match a regex, content lines match or don’t
match a specific regex).

If it’s in a queue, the ticket is already created :slight_smile:

If you must do this within RT (instead of filtering out the e-mail
before it enters RT), you probably want to write a scrip that simply
deletes or rejects the ticket. You’ll also want to modify auto-reply or
notify scrips to prevent them from sending e-mail.

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Thanks for all the replies and assistance. For a while, I thought “I’m
out of the office until *” in german would be the only reply I’d see :slight_smile: .
O. Ododa