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How do I get a parent issue to include hours estimates from child JIRAs?

We are using the JIRA setup as -

  • Epic
    • Stories
      • Tasks

During planning, PMs enters the "Original Estimate" in stories. These stories are broken down into tasks by the developer and they enter the time spend via "Time Tracking" 

However, the time entered by the developers via "Time Tracking" fails to roll up to the stories resulting in blank time spend for the stories.

We were expecting to see time spend in the tasks associated with the stories to sum up and show as time spends for the story and all stories within the epic show the time spend for the whole epic, post rolling up.

Is there a way how we can achieve this?

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Hi @Manu Bhardwaj , @Leonard Chew ,

This is possible from Sub-task > Parent Task / Story level. When you've added the original estimates in at sub-task level, go up to the Story and in time tracking there is a checkbox to "include sub-tasks" estimates / time remaining.

You're right though there isn't an option to roll this up further. See a suggestion for this here:

An alternative on Cloud is an app such as Epic Sum Summary.


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I had the same problem. To me its a missing feature.

Out of the box it is not possible to do that.

I Solved it with by using the Scriptrunner add-on by adding a script, which basicly listens on "Work Logged".

The script sums the worklog (and conditionally also the remaining estimate) up the hierarchy (to epics and further up, if hierarchy links are set) and writes it in the parent issues.

We are using jira-server however, so there might be some differences.

Thanks for the help !!

Looking into Scriptrunner

Could someone share with me the script for this?

Could someone share with me the script for this?

Would also love to have the script for this?

Leonard Chew Community Leader Nov 29, 2021

I see there is some interest in the script.
As stated, the script is only for server and it has other functions and options packed inside. Thats why I have not posted it here (because its overloaded).

I'll have to rewrite the script and will write an article on it. I'll link the article here.

Like Matthias Bachler likes this

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