I want to sum up values of a created custom field.

I am trying to do some basic reporting. I created 2-D gadgets that list number of issues based on categories. I want to do the same but instead of one of the categories, I want to sum up values on a custom field. E.g. instead of having a 2-D filter telling me how many Xs, Ys and Zs are Closed, Resolved or Opened, I want to sum the value of a custom field per category X, Y and Z.

Please help.

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I suggest Jamie's Script Runner plugins that includes custom JQL function "aggregateExpression"

just add something like

and issueFunction in aggregateExpression("Label to show",fieldTo.sum)

to your filter/search. And you will get a small alert box with the outcome.


Unfortunately ScriptRunner (which used to be free) is very expensive now.

Is there a free addon that allows us to add up all the numbers in a certain field, e.g. "planned effort for this sprint" or "overall costs for all these Marketing issues"?


My question was misunderstood. I have a number field across a certain issue type. I want to sum up all the values of this field for all the issues. E.g. I have an issue type called 'work day' - one of the fields part of this issue type is 'no.of.hours'. I want to sum up all 'no.of.hours' for all the 'work day' issues. The summed up value is not a field - thus a calculated field will not do. All I want to do is to display this sum in a 2-d Filter, a report, etc.




we recently released a plugin that calculates totals... You might want to check it out:




Hello @Julian Riedinger [Decadis AG] Can we Calculate Sum of Custom Field by user in your plugin?

Hi Rita, with the current version of our SumUp add-on you can enter any jql query you like in your issue navigator, select a configured column with summarizable values and with a little click on the calculate button, you get the calculated totals. Unfortunately JQL has no 'group by' feature. But i have great news for you! We are currently implement a SumUp Gadget, where you can easily sum up values and grouping the results by any issuefield you like. Maybe you are interested in trying the beta? Cheers Julian

Hello @Julian Riedinger [Decadis AG] , Yes am really interested to try this features.how shall we proceed ? Thanks

Hey Rita, I think the easiest way is to write a mail at j.riedinger [@] decadis.de, so I can provide you a link to the beta version Cheers Julian

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Maybe the Better Excel Plugin for JIRA can be an option for you:



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