Zoho Workerly | Setting up Assignment Rules

Assignment Rules


Assignment rules help you automatically assign the records to users in Zoho Workerly. Based on the organization-wide record distribution process or round-robin process, you can automatically assign an owner to the records.
Permission Required: Only users with the "Manage [Module] Assignment Rules" permission in their profile can access this feature.

Record Assignment Workflow

  1. Create an assignment rule.
  2. Select the required assignment rule in the temp/contact/case import tool or web form.
  3. While importing records, first the record is evaluated based on the assignment rule criteria and then assigned to the Zoho Workerly user.


  1. You can associate up to 25 different criteria in each rule entry.
  2. Though you set multiple rules, users can select only one rule at a time.
  3. Assignment rules can be used for the records generated through the import tool and Web-to-form only.
  4. You cannot assign temps/contacts to users if you are creating them manually.
  5. Assignment Rule will be available only if you have more than one user in your system.
To set up an assignment rule
  1. Go to Setup > Automation > Assignment Rules.
  2. Select a Module from the drop-down list and click Create Rule.
  3. In the New Rule page, enter the Rule Name.
  4. Click Save.
  5. In the [Module] Assignment Rule page, click Create Rule Entry.
  6. In the Rule Entry page, do the following:
    1. Criteria: Enter criteria for the rule entry.
    2. Record Owner: Choose one of the options to assign an owner to the record.
      1. Assign To: Select the user who should be assigned as the owner of the records.
      2. Assign to users in Round robin: Select Users, Roles or Groups from the drop-down list. Records will be assigned to the list of selected users.
    3. Workflow Task: Select the workflow task to be assigned.
    4. Click Save.

Example of the Distribution Logic

One record per round is assigned to each user
When records are imported or generated through web forms, they are assigned to the users as per the order in which they are listed. The following options are available to select a list of users:
  1. Users - Select the users to whom the records need to be assigned. You can rearrange the order in which the users are listed.
  2. Role - Choose a role. The users with the selected role will be listed. The order in which the users are listed is based on the date they were added. The recently added users will be listed first. 
  3. Group -  Choose a group. The users in the selected group will be listed. The order in which the users are listed is based on the date they were added. The recently added users will be listed first.
The system will distribute records to users in the following order:
  1. Patricia Boyle - Record 1
  2. Fathima Yilmaz - Record - 2
  3. James Watsonhale - Record 3
  4. Patricia Boyle - Record 4
  5. Fathima Yilmaz - Record 5
  6. James Watsonhale - Record 6 and so on.

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