Zendesk Walkthrough
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Zendesk Entities

Rivery provides the reports which are available in the Zendesk reporting dashboard, and many more.

Start to build your Zendesk River from selecting the Zendesk report in the reports list.

Rivery allows pulling to pull data of entities which compose your Zendesk accounts such as tickets, users, organizations, satisfaction ratings and more.


Using Rivery it is possible to schedule the run of the river so your data will be always up to date and ready in your target tables for further analysis.

Start to build your Zendesk river from selecting the Zendesk entity in the entities list.

How to use Zendesk inputs

Not all the following inputs will exist in all Zendesk entities. Each entity has its own supported inputs.

  1. Extract method:
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    The extract method is the way will pull the data from Zendesk.
    All - All the available data of the selected entity will be pulled.
    Incremental - When selecting incremental, the data will be pulled according to the given time period, so only the increment of the data will be pulled. It will be necessary to define the time period to pull the data for.

    Please Note:
    Using the extract method "incremental" works only with admin role users.
    For lower permitted users use extract method "All".

    Please Note, using the extract method "All" for Tickets, Ticket Metrics, Ticket Skips, and Ticket Audits reports doesn't return archived tickets. Zendesk automatically archives tickets 120 days after they are marked Closed. Click here for more information.

    1. Select the start date and start time. The entity data will be from that given start time.
    2. Select an end date and end time. The entity data will contain data until that exact time.
    3. Leave the end date & time empty in order to have results until right now.
    4. Use “last days back” in order to have results from a given number of days before the start date. It will be useful in case there are retroactive changes in the data. DateTime range:
    5. When the extract method is incremental, the inputs of the date time range will be shown. The data that will be pulled according to the update time (updated_at)of the records in Zendesk.


      Please Note:
      The Start Date won't be advanced if a River run is unsuccessful.
      If you don't want this default setting, click More Options and check the box to advance the start date even if the River run is unsuccessful (Not recommended).

  3. Exclude system updates Select that input in order to pull only entity records that were updated not by system updates.

Users & Users Identities reports

Users and Users Identities reports both provide two options for obtaining user data:

  1. All
  2. Incremental

If 'ALL' is selected, you can filter the results by Role:

  • Agent

  • Admin

  • End-User



The Users Identities report returns user identities; the custom configuration relates to acquiring users, not to user identities.

Tickets Status

Using the Ticket Metrics report filter, users can sort metrics by status, which includes a range of values such as:

  • New
  • Open
  • Pending
  • Hold
  • Solved
  • Closed.

Please Note:
Multiple values for this filter can be selected.

If a user needs to fetch only a small number of updated metrics within a two-day timeframe, it may not be necessary to use the filter.

if a larger number of updated metrics for a wider timeframe needs to be retrieved, then the filter becomes quite useful.
In such cases, the load can be split by excluding certain statuses such as "closed" and "solved".
This helps to improve the performance of the River and ensures that only the required ticket metrics are fetched, thus saving time and consumption.


Activity Logs

The Activity Logs offer an inside perspective of the processes taking place in Zendesk river.

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