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How can I read "the dots" on my tickets in Jira

Hi there,

I found out that the "..." dots are representing on how long a ticket as been in a column in my active sprint board.


My questions

However can somebody shine a bit of light on how I can read it? What do the different colors/amount of dots mean exactly? See below my screenshots also. 


What does 1 grey dot vs. 3 grey dots + 1 red dot vs. 4 red dots mean?


Screenshot 2021-02-09 at 15.33.35.pngScreenshot 2021-02-09 at 15.33.16.pngScreenshot 2021-02-09 at 15.32.22.png


Thank you very much!


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If you mouse over (hover) the dots a popup will display the duration in status for that issue, ie. How long has this issue been in this column.



Specifically, 1 dot = 1 day, 2 dots = 2 days, 3 dots = 3 days, 4 dots = 5 days,  2 grey/ 2 red = 8 days, 1 grey / 3 red =12 days, 4 red dots = 20+ days.



Ah perfect! this is exactly the answer I was looking for! thank you very much! 

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John Funk Community Leader Feb 09, 2021

Hi Lisa,

1 gray dot = 1 day

1 yellow dot = 2 days

1 gray dot with 1 yellow dot = 3 days

1 red dot = 4 days

Then you just keep doing the math from there. Max is 4 red dots so those cars are a minimum of 16 days in that column. 

But you can always hover over the dots to see the actual number of days. 

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