Service Manager


Resolving Incidents

You can resolve an incident when you are finished working on it and its associated tasks are complete. After you resolve the incident, the application notifies the requester of the resolution and either closes the incident or waits for a defined period of time before automatically closing it.

When an incident is resolved, the application updates the cost of the incident by rolling up the cost of all the associated tasks. Along with the cost, the application also rolls up the time specified in the Actual Effort field of each completed task to show the total time spent on the incident, as shown in the Time field.

1.Log in to the Service Desk console.

2.Open the Incident workspace.

3.Open the incident to resolve.

4.Do the following:

a. Link any related matching incidents, problems, or Knowledge Base articles. See Using Related Items and Object Matching.
b. After reviewing the details of the matching record and determining that it is a match, click Link. The the matching record is linked to the current incident and populates the information in the workspace of the applicable business object.
c. If the matching record resolves the incident, click Link and Resolve. The Status field for the incident is changed to resolved and the information is populated in the business object tab.

5.If you have not resolved the incident by matching it with another incident, problem, or Knowledge Base article, select Resolved from the Status drop-down list.

6.Enter information into the fields.

Field Description
Resolution Describe the actions taken to resolve this incident.
Cause Code

The cause of the incident.


Documentation Request


Install Request


Linked Problem


Reference Request

Session Reset



Actual Service

The application automatically fills in the value for this field, although it can be edited, if required.

Actual Category

The application automatically fills in the value for this field, although it can be edited, if required.

7.Click Save. The incident is resolved and an email is sent to the requester.

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