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Sum up Story points to epic


I have many customers that are looking to sum up Story points and other custom number fields from stories to their epics.

Waiting for this feature to be deployed:

The current status is "deployed to cloud" - is it available for use on Jira cloud? what's the chosen code for that?



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Hi @Elad Ben-Noam ,

Thanks for your message. John from the automation team here. 

This new feature has indeed shipped last week. We are just putting a blog together right now to inform customers. 

We will also be running through this new feature in a webinar on June 11th: 

Below is the smart value you could use. However, keep in mind that at the moment it will only work for summing up subtasks to the parent rather than stories to the Epic. 

2156cf3c-f624-42ab-b451-a4fc87777e9c.pngHope that helps but any questions, just let me know.


That is great! @John McKiernan when is it planned to add support for summing up values from stories on epic level?

Glad it solves a problem @Sebastian Nordin !

I haven't got a date for this just yet but will make sure to update this page once that ships :) 

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Hi John  - Any updates on when JIRA will support summing up values from stories/tasks/sub-tasks on epic level?

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I'm afraid not @Sameer P though if you check out the comments on this post from the engineer who built it, you might find a workaround:

This rule works on my case and it may help you.








Sum the Story Points



Edit the Epic Story Points 


Append the comment


This works for me. Thank you. 

One question though. How to apply this to more then 1 epic?

The way Carlos has this set up is it works for any epic within the given project you're working with and keys off of as soon as a story point value has been updated that has an epic link.


Well done Carlos, thank you for figuring out this functionality. 

In the meantime, you can see total number of story points on an epic by following these steps:

  1. From your board, click Backlog.
  2. Click Epics panel.
  3. Click on an epic. You will see total story points for all tickets in the selected epic that are in the same Jira project as the epic. Any ticket with a different issue key will not be included in the total. In the example (screenshot) MGRMODS-208 has 9 issues but only 4 are also MGRMODS issues and those tickets total 26 story points.

Epic total points.png

John McKiernan Can you please confirm the above is the right way to get the total story points on an epic?

Epic status by Story Points report in Jira that can also be displayed in Confluence

  • I can solve this in Jira Server edition.  But you need to have deployed Dataplane reporting plugin
  • See bottom of this link with "Alex Fairweather" reply and configuration instructions

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