Finding missing tickets in Flow

Tags: Flow

Sometimes you may be unable to find tickets from your ticket vendor in Flow. Usually this happens because of a misconfiguration in either Flow or your ticketing vendor.

For information on the details of how and why information is included in Flow’s ticketing reports, check out the Troubleshooting ticket data article.


Before you begin

Before you begin searching for missing tickets in Flow, gather the following information from your ticketing system.

Make sure you know:

  • What project the missing tickets are in.

  • What integration those projects are part of.

  • What the ticket IDs and created dates for the missing tickets are.

  • Who the ticket is or was assigned to

    • Who the ticket is currently assigned to

    • Who the ticket has been assigned to after the ticket entered an Active state according to your ticket project configuration
  • Which team the missing tickets should be associated with in Flow

  • Which issue types, like stories, product backlog issues, or epics, Flow should be reporting on

Important: If your missing tickets have never had an assignee in your ticketing system once the ticket moves into an Active state, they won’t appear in Flow reports. Make sure your tickets have had a qualifying assignee before looking for the tickets in Flow.

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Steps to find missing tickets

Once you have your list of missing tickets and other information from the Before you begin section, follow these steps to understand why your tickets are missing and resolve the issue.

Once you’ve gone through every step below, wait for Flow to reprocess your data. Check the Last processed date in the top right of Ticket log, Retrospective, or Sprint movement to see if Flow has reprocessed your data since you made changes.

Note: There are often multiple configuration changes to make when tickets are missing. To ensure all necessary adjustments are made and reduce your time spent doing additional troubleshooting, follow all the steps listed below.

After Flow reprocesses your data, check whether your missing tickets are visible in Flow.

  1. Check if your integrations and projects are healthy.

    1. Go to the Integrations page:

      • Check the Data status column for your integration. Learn more about the different integration data statuses.

      • If your integration has a status other than Healthy, follow the directions in Flow to get your integration to a healthy place.

    2. Go to the Ticket project page:

      • Find your affected ticket project.
      • Check to make sure the Data status column is green and shows the project is Healthy. If it isn’t, follow the directions in Flow to resolve the issue.

    3. On the Ticket project page:

      • Make sure the Configuration status for the affected projects is either Configured or Automatically configured.

      • If the ticket project isn’t configured, configure it. If it is configured, click Edit configuration and verify that your project is configured according to your workflow. Double-check that the Ticket type assignment mapping is correct and that all statuses map to your workflow correctly. Learn more about configuring ticket projects.

  2. Once your integrations and projects are healthy, check to see if the missing tickets appear in Ticket log.

    1. Search for the ticket by number. If it’s in Ticket log, move on to step three.

    2. If the ticket isn’t in Ticket log:

      1. Filter Ticket log to only show tickets created during the same timeframe as your missing ticket. Sorting data is easier when Ticket log shows fewer than 100 tickets.

      2. Sort the report by Ticket IDs in ascending order. Look for large numerical gaps in your Ticket IDs to see if this is the only ticket missing or if there are many tickets missing.

      3. If the missing ticket appears to be the only missing ticket:

        1. In your ticketing system, make sure the ticket has had an assignee at some point after the ticket moved into an Active state. Flow does not show tickets that have never had an assignee outside of All users views in Ticket log.

        2. In Flow, double check the ticket project configuration to make sure the ticket project is configured and all ticket statuses are mapped.

        3. In Flow, make sure the ticket assignees from your ticketing system are on a team in Flow.

      4. If you have multiple missing tickets, check if the ticket issue types are excluded from Flow.

        1. In your ticketing vendor, check to see what issue type these tickets are.

        2. In Flow, go to the ticket project configuration for the project that contains the affected tickets.

        3. In the Ticket type assignment section, find the issue types you located in your ticketing vendor, and make sure they aren’t set to Excluded.

    3. If the tickets show up in Ticket Log but not Sprint movement:

      1. In your ticketing vendor, make sure:

        • The ticket has had at least one assignee while in an Active state..

        • The ticket has a start date. A ticket gets a start date when it’s opened and was moved to an In progress status. An end date isn’t required for the ticket to appear in Sprint movement.

        • The ticket is part of a completed sprint.

        • The issue type isn’t subtask. Subtasks don’t appear in Sprint movement.

      2. In Flow, make sure:

        1. Any assignees are contributors on a team in Flow. If they are a viewer on the team, Flow doesn’t include their data in Sprint movement.

        2. The current ticket status is mapped in the ticket project configuration.

Note: If tickets appear in Flow with a different assignee than in your ticketing system or are being associated with the wrong team, check to make sure users are merged correctly. If two users are merged accidentally, all data gets associated with one user, not both.

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