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With this setting you can turn the ticket field on a Squared Up Alert page into a link to a ticket on your particular online service desk or ticketing system. This is useful if you have a separate ticketing/service desk system that has a web interface.


The ticket hyperlinking is controlled through an app setting in web.config.

1. Right click on c:\inetpub\wwwroot\SquaredUp\web.config and Edit with Notepad ++

2. Amend the following line using your service desk or ticketing system URL.  You may not need the id= depending on your particular service desk URLs.

{TicketId} is automatically replaced with the value of the ticket ID field in the Alert.



    <add key="alert-ticket-url" value="http://servicedesk/id={TicketId}" />




The web.config is an XML document, and so URLs stored in it must be appropriate encoded.
For example, If the ticket URL contains an & ampersand you will need to use the XML/HTML entity &amp; instead.
There is a good reference for all XML entities which replace symbols here:

How to link an Alert to a ticket 

1.  From an Alert in Squared Up, click the 'Ticket' button:

2.  Enter the the ticket identifier/number (from your online service desk) and click Assign.

The ticket identifier/number button, at the top of the alert, will now link to your service desk system: