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Code review analytics

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Code review analytics displays a table of open merge requests that have at least one non-author comment. The review time is the amount of time since the first comment by a non-author in a merge request.

You can use code review analytics to view review metrics per merge request and improve your code review process.

  • A high number of comments or commits may indicate:
    • Code that is too complex.
    • Authors who require more training.
  • A long review time may indicate:
    • Types of work that move slower than other types.
    • Opportunities to accelerate your development cycle.
  • Few comments and approvers may indicate a lack of available team members.

For a video explanation, see Code review analytics: Faster code review.

View code review analytics


  • You must have at least the Reporter role.

To view code review analytics:

  1. On the left sidebar, select Search or go to and find your project.
  2. Select Analyze > Code review analytics.
  3. Optional. Filter results:
    1. Select the filter bar.
    2. Select a parameter. You can filter merge requests by milestone and label.
    3. Select a value for the selected parameter.

The table shows up to 20 merge requests in review per page, and includes the following information about each merge request:

  • Merge request title
  • Review time
  • Author
  • Approvers
  • Comments
  • Commits
  • Line changes