See logged time on child issues on the EPIC

Martin Jervin Rosenlund November 9, 2022

Hi all,

We are working with a new setup where our issue structure will look like this:

EPIC -> TASK (as a child issue to the epic) -> SUB-TASK (Sometimes)

When my developers log time on the child issue (task) in the EPIC, it's not being transferred to the time tracking on the EPIC it self - I have to do that automatically.

If I create sub-tasks directly in the EPIC, without having a TASK as a middle-layer, then the time being logged in the sub-task, will also show on the EPIC.

How do I make sure that time logged on a TASK (child issue) is also being logged on the EPIC it self?

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Alex Koxaras _Relational_
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December 22, 2022

Hi @Martin Jervin Rosenlund and welcome to the community,

In this article I describe a way to add the original estimate from tasks to their epic using Jira Automation. You can do the same thing for time spent. Give it a go and let me know if it helps!

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March 2, 2024

Hi @Alex Koxaras _Relational_ - this is very helpful. I'm a Jira novice so if I wanted to replace the original estimate summing with time tracking sum, how would I edit this portion of the automation?

{
"fields": {
"timetracking": {
"originalEstimate" : "{{lookupIssues.Original Estimate.sum .divide(60)}}",
"remainingEstimate" : "{{lookupIssues.Remaining Estimate.sum .divide(60)}}"
}
}
}
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Madhu_RVS
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November 11, 2022

Hi @Martin Jervin Rosenlund 

Welcome to the community !!

If you are fine with a mktplace app to see the roll ups of the time spent at each issue hierarchy level, you can try our app

Issue Hierarchy Reports 

Disclaimer : I am part of the team which developed this app

Epic Hierarchy.PNG

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Trudy Claspill
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November 9, 2022

Hello @Martin Jervin Rosenlund 

Welcome to the community.

The only way to roll up the time logged in child issues to their parent Epic is to use Automation Rules or use a third party app. There is not a built in feature that will do that roll up automatically in the same way time logged for subtasks gets rolled up to their parent issue.

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