These directions are for adding a database populated drop down field to tickets feature for osTicket v1.7ST. While it will be similar for any current version (RC through ST) it has only been tested on osTicket 1.7ST. Directions for modified osTicket v1.7ST will be similar but the line numbers may be different based on how you have modified your own implementation. These directions require that you already have a working implementation of osTickets v1.7ST.
Note: Peter announced that 1.8 will have language support.
Originally I was going to go over all the different files that you will need to translate things to fully translate your installation. However while writing the list (which I haven't finished, but may finish and post later) someone else over at the osTicket forums posted another solution. One I may add that may be very close to the solution if not the solution released in version 1.8.
User Thane posted the following thread on the osTicket forums [MOD] Multilanguage Support which has also been posted on the projects github. You should check it out as its a fantastic solution. If you have modified your 1.7ST you will have to re-mod it after you install this, but its a lot faster and easier than trying to find every 2200(ish) string that needs translating.
This article was updated on 18 Apr 2013
One of the features that I would love to see integrated into osTicket is an open ticket listing for clients. I feel that it gives clients the ability to see what tickets are already open so as to cut down on duplicate tickets, and give them a better idea of how many tickets are ahead of them when they place their request. Now that osTicket 1.7ST has been released I have updated my previous mod for osTicket 1.6ST and re-released here for everyone to be able to use. I have included two ways to install it. If you have modified your installation already you can install manually following the directions. If you have not modified your installation I have included all the files that you can simply copy over your existing ones.
Now that osTicket 1.7ST is finally out people are of course going to want to upgrade. If you are running v1.6ST or are running any of the DPR or RC of 1.7 I highly recommend that you upgrade immediately. If you are running version 1.6ST please read: How to upgrade OSTicket from 1.6ST to 1.7RC4. If you were running rc6 please read on.
Osticket 1.7ST (Desoto) released!
Today marks the 1.7 Stable release of the much anticipated [by the community] widely used open source trouble ticket system known as osTicket. This is the first stable release in just over three years, and was preceded by 4 DPR (Developer Preview Releases), and 6 RC (release candidates).
So you upgraded from osTicket 1.6ST to 1.7x and FAQs aren't working?
So a while ago I cloned and updated my osticket 1.6ST (modified) and performed the update to 1.7RC2, and then updated to 1.7RC4, 1.7RC5, and finally 1.7RC6. I was never able to get FAQs to work at all. More specifically adding and editing them.
I logged in with my admin account and enabled them at:
Admin panel -> Knowledgebase
Yet still Categories and Add New Faq never showed up.
As I predicted a couple days ago on the osTicket forums, just minutes ago osTicket 1.7 RC6 was released. This release candidate addresses many bugs that were reported from previous released as well as a host of [unnamed] enhancements and improvements. Although Peter said that RC5 was likely to be the last RC nearly 3 weeks ago we hope this will be the last RC release before the long awaited stable.