Problems with Jira Automation

Alexander Berlin March 1, 2024

Hi. I would like to display original and remaining estimates in the backlog that considers the sum of estimations for all subtasks and display them for the parent task. Therefore, I created an automation. 

 

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It actually does the job at least when you look at the ticket detail page.

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However, the backlog says something different and I tried things out for hours without getting it solved.

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Additionally, I couldn't find a way to sum up the logged time of the subtasks.

So, I would be grateful for any idea :-)

Thanks, 
Alex

 

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Bill Sheboy
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March 1, 2024

Hi @Alexander Berlin -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Would you please show the configuration for your backlog fields, showing which fields are being displayed?

Also, when you set the time tracking fields in that issue edit action, I believe you need to specify the units of measure, such as m for minutes, after the smart value expression.

Kind regards,
Bill

Alexander Berlin March 1, 2024

Hi @Bill Sheboy , thanks a lot.

We configured the backlog to display original and remaining estimation.

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The metric we are using is h. That’s why we devide the result of the equation by 3600 (seconds). I might add a smart value expression for the metric. Not sure it leads to a different result. Additionally, on the detail page the metric is added automatically. There, it would be redundant.

Or is there something I don’t see?

best regards,

Alexander

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When you sum the original estimate to the parent issue field, and then show the Σ Original Estimate on the backlog, it is double-adding the values.

For example:

  • the total for the Subtasks' Original Estimate is 110 hours
  • that value is set to the parent's Original Estimate field in the rule
  • and so the backlog displays 110 hours + 110 hours = 220 hours

If you want to show just the child sum, either disable the rule or show the Original Estimate in the backlog, and not the Σ Original Estimate.

Alexander Berlin March 1, 2024

Thanks @Bill Sheboy Bill. You cracked it. Awesome. It doesn't take any automation. I just had to modify the configuration for the backlog as you described. How simple is that :-)

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,
Alexander

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Awesome; I am glad to learn that helped!

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