How to include story point field for bug type issues

I believe that my setup is correct in regards to having the issue type 'bug' associated with the field 'story points'. My project is also using the correct configuration (default) and the story point field appears to also be linked to the right screen. 

The reply from Karie in a similar question seemed to explain it best (found here:

However - when I go and edit an existing issue (type of bug) or create new, the story points field is still not presenting. 

I need to be able to track bugs (actually use the 'bug' type for issue) as well as assign story points to it so we can track velocity / sprint burndown / release burndown/ appropriately. 

See screenshots below. What am I missing? 





3 answers

how did you do that? 

Update: found it out myself. This is hidden in admin->issues->custom fields 

search the story-points row and use the cogwheel, click "add-context" and use the multi-sel box to add the bug-status.

A bit of interaction design for the jira-admin section would really help...

Try "Where is my field" feature to find out what could be the problem


Resolved issue. When originally looking at the setup - I did not have the proper admin rights for the right configuration. 

Issue was that the field 'Story Points' was not associated with issue type of 'Bug'. Had to login as admin, configure the field and then associate with the proper project and issue type. 

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