Use Zendesk As a Content Source

This article explains how to index the posts, articles, and tickets stored in your Zendesk instance.

Establish a Connection

  1. Navigate to Content Sources.

  2. Click Add new content source.

  1. Find Zendesk from the search bar and click Add.

  2. Enter a name.

  3. Insert your Zendesk instance web address in Client URL.

  4. Select an authentication method.

  5. Press Connect.

Set Up Crawl Frequency

  1. Click to fire up a calendar and select a date. Only the posts, articles, and tickets created or edited after the selected date will be indexed.

  2. Use the Frequency dropdown to select how often SearchUnify should index the Zendesk data.

  3. Click Set.

Select Fields for Indexing

You can index your entire Zendesk data, or only a subset of it. SearchUnify supports three content types out-of-the-box: blogs, articles, and tickets.

  1. Click to select a content type.

  2. Add content fields one at a time. Each field is a property of blogs, articles, and tickets.

  3. OPTIONAL. SearchUnify assigns each field a label, type, and either an isSearchable or isFilterable tag. The values don't require a change, but advanced users can edit them.

  4. Press Save.

  5. Repeat the steps 2-4 for the remaining two content types.

  6. Navigate to By Topics.

  7. Use the index to find your topics and check enable for each one of it.
  8. Press Save.

You have successfully installed Zendesk as a content source.

Last updatedFriday, January 8, 2021

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