I have used Drupal to build a helpdesk site, this site allows employees to submit a ticket to the IT department. Within the site is all of the computer assets that are managed. I want to be able to allow the IT technician to attach the ticket submitted to the asset that is in the system. For example I have a printer with asset #12345 and someone submits a ticket saying it is working. The IT technician assigned to the ticket then competes the ticket and comments on what he/she did to fix it within the content type for the ticket. I need the comments from the helpdesk ticket to be attached to asset #12345.

Hope this makes sense.

  • Assets and tickets are two Drupal content types? If two tickets are related to the same asset all comments from both tickets should be displayed in that asset page?
    – sanzante
    Mar 20, 2017 at 19:26

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If I understand your question correctly, you want your 'IT technician' user to be able to relate a 'ticket' (content type) to one (or more) 'assets' (also a content type).

You can use the Entity reference module and provide a field on the 'ticket' content type that references to a node of the type 'assets'. The module has been integrated in Drupal 8 core, so no need to download the contributed module for that version.

This should be a good starting point in order to get the functionality that you want.

  • This Daily Dose of Drupal video youtube.com/watch?v=AcVz8Thxq48 explains the use of the Entity reference module. Though it is from a few years ago, it's still applicable here.
    – Watergate
    Mar 20, 2017 at 20:37

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