Understanding, Configuring and Troubleshooting CA Service Desk Manager 'Auto-close' Functionality

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Last Modified Date : 30/08/2018
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The Auto-close functionality closes Resolved type tickets, after a specified number of the client’s business hours have passed. This helps businesses to manage tickets more effectively, by quickly closing tickets that meet requirements, without further Analyst intervention.

Although the functionality is simple, some complexities can arise.

The concepts outlined here will allow you to easily understand, configure and troubleshoot the Auto-close functionality in any environment.

All versions of CA Service Desk Manager and CA ITSM at the time of writing: SDM 12.6 - ITSM 17.n.

Please see the attached document Understanding, Configuring and Troubleshooting Auto-close (Revised Aug 2018).pdf.

Additional Information:
DocOps Documentation:
ITSM 17.1 Timezone Setup
ITSM 17.1 Timezone Field Definitions

Note that Daylight Savings Time Delta may need to be adjusted. Please see:
New Zealand Auto-close time is out by one hour, in CA SDM

You must use the "Resolved" Status with Auto-close.
Is Auto Close configurable with different status or custom status other than Resolved?

Use of the NX.env variable NX_AUTOCLOSE_SYSTEM_GENERATED can let you choose whether the Auto Close is done by the System_AHD_Generated user or the end user.
How to set the Activity Log activity for Auto Close to 'System_AHD_Generated' user instead of 'End User'

CA Communities Auto-close thread:
CA SDM - How to do Auto-close
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