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How to get total costs of a project by giving issues a cost?

Noobie to Jira. I have searched but only find results about what Jira costs.

We are experimenting with Jira to track Engineering projects. In this workflow we create, document, quote and buy parts. In our case an issue represents a part.

My question is:

Is there a way to add a cost of the purchase to an "issue" (the part) and then get reports as the projects proceeds of total spends? Perhaps the reports could even have more detail like who spent what, what part of the project cost what, etc.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jan 13, 2022

hi @Eric Snyder , welcome to the community.

Jira really isn't best suited for that specifically, however, it could certainly be adopted to meet some or all all of your needs.

What you might want to do is create a task (parent) and then for each part create a sub-task. You would create custom fields for cost, purchaser, etc. You could use automation to add the cost of the part within the sub-task to the cost at the task level. In this way as the parts are purchased the total cost of all parts for that task will be captured the parent level.

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