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JIRA Automation - Set Original Estimate


is it possible to set a original estimate with JIRA Automation?

I'm using Issue Event Trigger (creation) and Edit Issue Action with the following expression to set 8 hours:

But it's not working...No error appears in Audit log.

 What should I put to Edit issue action?

Thank you!

3 answers

Hello, Hana,

I know it's been a long time since you worked on this question. You can find the solution here:


In text:

    "fields": {
        "timetracking": {
              "originalEstimate": "10m",
              "remainingEstimate": "5m"



hi @Tomas Myska I have a similar need but I would like to make sure that a story point value becomes one and a half hours on the original estimated. example: 3 story points read by the field story points multiplied 1.5 should become 4 hours and a half as a value in the field original estimated. In practice I do not understand how to do multiplications with Jira Automation. Can you help me ?

Hi Kalos, Did you succeed in achieving your requirement? I am looking for the same but could not find any information and I couldn't succeed. Any help here would be appreciated.



Like Kalos Bonasia likes this

ciao @Guru no I couldn't solve with automation for Jira in the end we decided with my customer to reject the request and say that it can't be done with Jira cloud. The main problem was also due to the fact that Jira cloud doesn't automatically update the page after a change made with automation for Jira, but it forces the user to manually reload the page to see the new value of the custom field, so I decided that it was not a feature that added value to the project. I'm sorry therefore that I can't help you now.

Are your screens/field configuration set up to display "Time Tracking"? One thought would be it is effectively being set but you cannot view the estimate when looking at the issue if Time Tracking isn't enabled on the Screen configuration for that issue.

Hello Marc,

Thank you for your answer. The Time Tracking fields are enabled in the screen of the issue. So, it's not that problem...:(



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