Edit or update a SoftLayer ticket.


Edit a SoftLayer ticket. The edit method is two-fold. You may either edit a ticket itself, add an update to a ticket, attach up to two files to a ticket, or perform all of these tasks. The SoftLayer API ignores changes made to the ‘‘userEditableFlag’’ and ‘‘accountId’’ properties. You may not assign a ticket to a user that your API account does not have access to. You may not enter a custom title for standard support tickets, buy may do so when editing an administrative ticket. Finally, you may not close a ticket using this method. Please contact SoftLayer if you need a ticket closed.

If you need to only add an update to a ticket then please use the SoftLayer_Ticket::addUpdate method in this service. Likewise if you need to only attach a file to a ticket then use the SoftLayer_Ticket::addAttachedFile method. The edit method exists as a convenience if you need to perform all these tasks at once.


Name Type Description
templateObject SoftLayer_Ticket A skeleton SoftLayer_Ticket object containing the data of the ticket you wish to submit.
contents string The contents of the first update of the ticket. This is typically the ticket’s problem description.
attachedFiles SoftLayer_Container_Utility_File_Attachment[] An array of no more than two files to attach to your ticket.

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Error Handling

  • Throw the exception “Please provide a subject when creating a standard support ticket.” If the $templateObject parameter does not have a subjectId set. See SoftLayer_Ticket_Subject for more information.
  • Throw the exception “Please provide ticket update contents.” if no update contents are provided to the method.
  • Throw the exception “You may not attach more than two files when updating a ticket.” If the ‘‘attachedFiles’’ parameter contains more than two files.

Associated Methods

curl -g -u $SL_USER:$SL_APIKEY -X POST -d '{"parameters": [SoftLayer_Ticket, string, SoftLayer_Container_Utility_File_Attachment]}' \