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Why are there missing documents in my inventory?

Explanation of the Monsido inventory and domain groups setup that affect how documents show up

Updated over a week ago

Problem: Domain groups do not contain any documents in their inventory.


  • A domain group is a subset of the main domain scan. Monsido does not do a new scan for the domain group. Monsido checks all of the pages and links from the main domain scan for any matches to the rules within a domain group. Monsido then assigns them to the respective domain group. A page can belong to multiple domain groups, but only if it matches the rules.

  • Domain group matching does NOT apply for children elements of a page. So for example, a page A contains pages B, C and D. But if the domains group rule only matches A, then the pages B, C and D will not show up on the
    Inventory > Content > HTML pages/Documents/Images/Inline Images.
    For B, C or D to appear on the inventory, they also need to match any of the domain group rules.

  • When a page is assigned to a domain group, the relation/information of this specific page (let’s call it A) is also carried over.
    For example: The incoming and outgoing links of page A are carried over, and are visible on the Page details list or under Inventory > Content > Links. But the images/documents/HTML pages which are found on page A are not necessarily carried over with them. The "children" will only be visible on:
    Inventory > Content > HTML pages/Documents/Images/Inline Images
    if they also match the rules of the domain group.

  • PDFs that are not configured properly in the Rules section during domain group setup are still visible on Monsido in these places:

    • Page details

    • Inventory > Content > Links

    But they won’t appear on
    Inventory > Content > Documents
    because their own URL does not match the rules of the domain group.

For instructions and more information, see the User Guide articlees:

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