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View, edit and create Categories and Rules

Each node in the Category tree corresponds to a business unit, department or process that handles a specific set of workitems for a specific purpose. Each node is associated with a Prioritization schema that controls how workitems are prioritized. Each node also specifies a Designer Endpoint at which its workitems are targeted, and enables you to define rules for how workitems are assigned to it.

View and edit a Category

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  1. Select the Settings tab.
  2. From the collapsible Categories panel, select the Category you want to view or edit.
Important
Remember that changes can have large impacts on contact center operation.

The Prioritization schema and the Designer Endpoint associated with this Category are displayed. You can change them if you have the appropriate privileges. Designer applications are loaded on the Designer Endpoint in order to match the segmented workitems with employees.

Category levels and reporting

The first level of Category (Service Department in the screenshot above) translates to the Department in historical reporting (for example, here).

The second level of Category (Gold Sales, Silver in the screenshot above) translates to the Process in historical reporting (for example, here).

The third level, and any lower levels, do not translate to historical reporting. These levels add power to the capabilities, but you should establish a clear business reason why more than two levels need to be configured.

The first level filters all workitems that match the Category's criteria. Any sub-levels further filter workitems that match the first-level criteria as well as the sub-level's criteria. In this way you can create a hierarchy that funnels workitems through to lower levels of specificity to enable them to be handled in more specific ways.

Rules

The Workitems assignment criteria panel shows which rules and rule groups have been set up for this Category. Rules determine which workitems are assigned to this Category. Rule groups are bundles of more than one rule. Rule groups can be coupled with standalone rules. (You can only nest rule groups down to the third level.) Every Category must have at least one rule configured. See the sample rules below.

Add/delete controls

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  • To add a new root category, at the bottom of the collapsible Categories panel, click Add root category...
  • To add a sub-category to an existing category, click the + button to the right of the parent Category's name.
  • To delete a Category click the X button to the right of the Category's name.
    Warning
    You cannot undo deletion of a Category.

Create a new Category

  1. Select the Settings tab.
  2. Open the collapsible Categories panel.
  3. Click either Add root category... or, to create a new sub-Category, the + symbol next to an existing Category .
  4. Give the new Category a name. For a sub-Category, you should enter a name that follows the naming convention for the root or parent Category, for example:
    [source system] [department][process] high-level criterion
  5. Give the Category a business-friendly description, to include the rule intention if possible (see the examples below).
  6. From the drop-down list, select a Prioritization schema for this Category.
  7. From the Route to Endpoint drop-down list, select a Designer Endpoint for this Category.
  8. In the Workitems assignment criteria section, create a rule or group of rules that will determine which workitems are assigned to this Category. The examples below illustrate some relatively simple rules and rule groups.
    Tip
    You can use Elasticsearch query syntax described Elasticsearch syntax in describing Categories and creating rules and rule groups.
  9. Click Save when you're done.

Rules examples

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Example 1

This rule assigns workitems to this Category if they meet the following conditions:

The value of their customerSegment attribute is New Enrollment
AND
EITHER
 the value of their businessValue attribute is between 300 and 900
OR
 the value of their productType attribute is Residential.


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Example 2

This rule assigns workitems to this Category if they meet the following conditions:

The value of their customerSegment attribute is New Enrollment
AND
NEITHER
 the value of their productType attribute is Residential
NOR
 the value of their productType attribute is Business


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Example 3

This rule assigns workitems to this Category if they meet the following conditions:

The value of their customerSegment attribute is New Enrollment
AND
the value of their businessValue attribute is between 100 and 700
AND
 the value of their productType attribute is Residential.

This page was last modified on September 9, 2019, at 09:29.

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