Exclude pull requests and pull request comments

Tags: Flow

Based on your review workflow, there may be a need to exclude PRs from your reports that may impact your review metrics. Using the features outlined below, you can exclude PRs from your reports using regular expression. Common use cases:

  • Work in progress PRs (WIP)
  • Draft PRs

You also may need to exclude reviewer or submitter comments affecting your pull request metrics. You can also exclude PR comments from your reports and metrics using regular expressions


Excluding pull requests

To exclude PRs from your reports you will need the Configurations permission.

If you have adequate permissions go to the top navigation bar and click Settings. Using the left navigation under Report Settings, click Configurations.

Under the General tab, locate the Pull Request to Exclude section and click Create rule.

Add your regular expression and select where match the expression on:

  • Match on user - Match your regular expression on the PR creator
  • Match on title - Match regular expression on the title of the PR.
  • Match on label - Match regular expression on the PR label (PR #1234)

You can test your regular expression on existing PRs by clicking Test a Regular Expression. In this modal you can input specific PRs to test on, or to view the most recent 100 PRs. This will help you ensure that your regular expression is matching on the PRs you want to exclude. If a PR matches your regular expression, it will be labeled with Matches.

When you are finished adding in your rule/s click Save Changes at the bottom of the page, then confirm. You will be prompted to reprocess your PRs based on the exclusion rules.

Note: Changing Pull Request Tracking can cause slight delays in processing pull requests.

Once the PR reprocessing has finished, excluded PRs will appear in your reports as depicted below:

Work log report:

Review and collaboration reports:

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Excluding pull request comments

To exclude PR comments from your reports you will need the Configurations permission.

If you have this permission go to the top navigation bar and click Settings. From the left navigation under Report Settings click Configurations. 

Under the General tab, locate the Pull Request Comments to Exclude section and click  Create rule.

Add your regular expression and select where match the expression on:

  • Match on user - Match on comment author
  • Match on text - Match on comment text

You can test your regular expression on existing PR comments by clicking Test a Regular Expression. In this modal you can input your regular expression and test it against the most recent 100 PR comments. This will help you ensure that your regular expression is matching on the PR comments you want to exclude. Any comments that match your regular expressions will have a blue Matches label on the right.

If you already have rules created, you can toggle them on or off.

When you are finished adding in your rule/s click Save Changes at the bottom of the page and confirm.

 Then you will be prompted to re-score your PRs based on the exclusion rules.

Once the PR reprocessing has finished, excluded PR comments will appear in your reports as depicted below:

Work log report:

Review and collaboration reports

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