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Subtask estimate not rolling up to parent

amit agrawal May 23, 2018



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 Brough [Adaptavist] 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?

amit agrawal May 23, 2018

At Parent Level issue.


Remaining Estimate.png

amit agrawal May 23, 2018

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 Brough [Adaptavist] 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.

amit agrawal May 24, 2018

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.

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Ivan Tkachenko Dec 12, 2018

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! 


eliran zur I'm New Here Feb 13, 2019

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,


amit agrawal May 23, 2018

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 

Matthew Grabowski Feb 22, 2019

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 Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Feb 22, 2019

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

Matthew Grabowski Feb 25, 2019

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 Brough [Adaptavist] 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.

Matthew Grabowski Feb 25, 2019

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 Martín Community Leader May 28, 2018

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

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