JIRA Time Tracking to include Linked Issues

We are making uses of Epics, Stories, Tasks and Subtasks for this new project I am working on.

For time-tracking, I know you can have a task's time track to include a sub-task's time track... but what about linked issues?

Tasks link to Stories which linke to Epics... so is there a way of time-tracking at the Epic level of all the stories and their various tasks? It seems you can only have a task track it's subtasks.. but there is no way for an activity to track activities that are linked to it.

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You can write that yourself using a scripted field from the script runner plugin, or AFAIK, the Structure plugin can roll up timetracking based on links. The latter I think is relatively easy but commercial.

Indeed, Structure lets you construct a hierarchy based on Epic-Story-Subtask relationships and links between those and other isssues, all at the same time; then the "Total Estimate" and "Total Time Spent" columns would show you the totals on the Structure board.

July 2015 and I still cannot believe that JIRA does not automatically estimate the time of a story based on subtasks and linked issues.

Why is not possible to do it out of the box?

neither do I smile. Did you find any plugin ?

There is an unconventional but convenient way of achieving this. Quantify Time Spent add-on goes beyond manual work logging with smart algorithms that estimate how much time people spent working on tickets. 

To the point of the original question -- it has flexible reporting capabilities, including Epic summary right on the ticket's page. 

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There is another plugin that works with the Jira's native work log -- https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1213331/epic-sum-up-light

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