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Why doesn't my Burndown chart show data?

Question

I moved quite a few backlog items from an original project to a subproject underneath the original one.  When I view my release burndown chart for the subproject - it has no data. Why?

Answer

Reports such as the burndown present a historically accurate representation of the data. The burndown data is displayed in a project only for the period in which the project held the items.

In this case, the items existed in a different project in the past so their burndown up to this point is reflected in that prior project. Now that they have been moved into a new project, their current status will be reflected in the burndown of this project from this point forward. The Burndown graph that applies to the Project/Release level is the Estimate Burndown, which shows that amount of remaining (Open) Estimate. The Burndown graph that applies to the sprint level is the To Do Burndown, which shows the amount of remaining To Do in that sprint. The overall historical accuracy rule stated above applies to both these burndown graphs.

Note: Line graphs require 2 data points to be able to draw a line, so the no line will be displayed until values for 2 periods (days, weeks, etc. depending on the report parameters) exist.  Data will show up sooner if you select a smaller duration for your report.