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Subtask estimate not rolling up to parent



1) I have created Story with Original Estimate of 4w


2) I have created Subtask 1 Original Estimate of 2w

3) I have created Subtask 2 Original Estimate of 2w

4) I log work on Subtask1 for 1 w

5) Subtask1 Remaining Estimate shows 1w which is correct

6) Story Remaining Estimate still shows 4w


Please suggest why log work is not rolling up to Parent Story.








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nic Community Leader May 23, 2018

Could you explain where you are looking for the rolled up values?  Have you got the "include sub-tasks" box ticked in the panel?

At Parent Level issue.


Remaining Estimate.png

What you are referring to Time Tracking. Which is not what i am looking.


In my JIRA dashboard using filter result, I would like to show how much Progress I am making on Issue. Currently it is reflecting 0% as Remaining Estimate is not rolling up from Subtask Log work.

nic Community Leader May 24, 2018

I think you have misunderstood.  Time tracking and time estimation are the same thing.  A parent issue has a panel that shows the time tracking, with a flag to tell it to include sub-tasks or not.

Have another look at the available fields; the ones like original estimate, work logged etc report only on the current issue.  Go to the bottom of the list of fields and you will see Σ fields that have the same name.  Those mean "show data current issue and sub-tasks (if any)".  Those should do what you need in a filter result gadget.

This works Nic. Thank You.

I would like to ask What is the best practice.

Can i have user stories estimated in story point and subtask in hours.When showing progress of the Story you can use Filter result Gadget using Subtask logged effort.

Amit - I don't see that anyone has answered your question from a year ago.  I have the same question today - can the story be in points and the sub tasks be in hours - that is what I'm used to in other tools - and sprint capacity is tracked in hours / person.  Any advice from JIRA best practices?

Hi all, this is how I resolved this issue:

Board Settings -> Card layout -> Choose 'Σ Original Estimate' / 'Σ Remaining Estimate'

Hope this will be helpful! 


works perfect!


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Tyler Brown Community Leader May 23, 2018

Hey Amit,

The issue is likely that you put an Original Estimate on the Story.

If you remove the Original Estimate from the Story and let the values roll up from the Sub-Tasks they should be reflected properly.

Hope this helps,


I Tried all possible scenarios but it did not work.

I spent 4 hours but unsucessful.


I am not sure whether it is supported.

Any help will be appreciated. I 

This is incorrect. Once an original estimate has been put on a story, sub-tasks will never again roll up to it, regardless of whether the original estimate is removed.

Seems like a Jira bug.

nic Community Leader Feb 22, 2019

Yes they do.  Just flip the "include subtasks" flag.

I'm sorry, but that's not the case on the Backlog view. The "include subtasks" flag only works correctly on the single item view.

nic Community Leader Feb 25, 2019

It's working fine for me, I think we need to know what's different between your install and Tyler's.

Happy to provide more info, just not sure what to provide.

Repro steps for what I'm seeing (could very well be user error):

1. In the backlog view, click a parent ticket which is correctly showing an estimate that totals all its subtask estimates

2. Change the estimate on the parent manually to anything

3. Change the estimate on the parent back to 0

4. Expected: estimate would revert to showing the total of its subtasks. Actual: estimate remains at 0 forever.

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Ignacio Pulgar Community Leader May 28, 2018

This seems to be an issue related to the new Jira issue view:

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