Add an ACD skill variable


ACD skills are arbitrary designations of tasks, expertise, or knowledge that someone must have to handle an interaction. A skill variable represents a PureCloud ACD skill (such as a language or certification) possessed by an agent. In Architect, an ACD skill requirement routes a work item to an eligible recipient. ACD skills are established and configured by the PureCloud administrator.

Note: You can add skills created with the Update Data action and then call them from a Transfer to ACD action. For more information, see Set up a Transfer to ACD action.

Add a skill variable to a task sequence

In a task sequence, you can add a skill variable to an Update Data action and then call it from a Transfer to ACD action. For example, to send the call to an agent with fluent Spanish-speaking skills or a higher level of proficiency in Windows OS.

Note: The skills must be defined in PureCloud by the administrator.
  1. From the Toolbox, expand the Data category and drag an Update Data action to the desired location in the task.
  2. On the Update Data design form, in the Name field, add a meaningful name to describe the item.
  3. Click the Add update statement button and select ACD Skill.
  4. In the Variable Name field, type the label to identify the variable on tasks.
  5. In the Value To Assign field, do one of the following:
    • To set the value from literal mode, click the drop-down list and select the desired ACD skill.
    • To set the value using an expression, click the expression button and do one of the following:
      • Add the expression inline.
      • Click the Edit Expression button to open the Edit Expression Editor and build your expression.
  6. (Optional) To add another variable, click the Add update statement button. 
  7. Add a Transfer to ACD action to the task sequence and configure it to use the skill variables you created here.