[rt-devel] Using MessageId field in Attachments table

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Tue Feb 19 18:39:52 EST 2002

Take a look at RT's generated message Ids. they probably don't need to be explicitly stored
for you to get what you want out of them...

On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 03:36:22PM -0800, Eric Berggren wrote:
> > This was exactly the use I'd imagined for the MessageId field, though 
> > the actual implementation never happened.  The thing to be careful of is
> > that users often just reply to a message and clear the subject line and body 
> > when attemting to create a new ticket and may inadvertently get their 
> > new ticket attached to an existing ticket.  
>   Indeed... shame on them!  Hopefully this isn't very common.
>   Adding the MessageID for incoming e-mail and lookups is complete, but
> now I see a more significant issue. Each e-mail action within the
> Scrips generates a new message-id, one to the requestor, in additional
> to watchers and other Cc's.  Which one gets stored ? Just the one to
> the requestor ? Would be nice if the others articles could work too and
> re-using the same message-id for the other e-mail articles wouldn't be
> proper either.
>   Am considering just creating another table "MessageIds" where the
> fields would map MessageID -> TransactionID.  This would entail needing
> an additional module and methods and whatnot, but may be a cleaner
> implementation overall. For existing DB's, if table isn't found, or not
> populated, then those "backup" lookups fail reverting to dumping the
> correspondence/e-mail actions from not having a TicketID.
>   What do you think, sirs ?
> -eric
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