Looking for CLEAR direction on Sigma fields.

Christa Meck April 9, 2024

Jira Cloud Premium.  I have Admin Admin permissions in our instance and all roles assigned in the project that I am using for my test.

The Sigma fields are just completely baffling me.  I've taken a lot of time researching this and am unable to find a comprehensive guide on these fields.

Here are the fields in question: 

  • Σ Original Estimate
  • Σ Progress
  • Σ Remaining Estimate
  • ΣTime Spent

For the sake of simplification, let's just focus on Σ Original Estimate because that is the one I care about at the moment.

I believe the following statements are TRUE:

  • The sigma fields are created by Jira when Time Tracking is enabled AND Sub-Tasks are enabled.
  • The sigma fields can be added to cards so the data is visible when you are looking at a board.
  • The sigma fields are most visible and most powerful in the Time Tracking Report.
  • The sigma fields have absolutely nothing to do with any parent/child relationship UNLESS you involve Sub-Tasks.  Meaning: These fields won't do sums for Epics.

Now that you have an idea of how much I've looked in to this...  I would like to know why on earth I can not get these sigma fields to display in Description, Details, More Fields or really anywhere on the individual issue view screen.

TL;DR: I would like Σ Original Estimate to appear anywhere somewhere on the issue view screen and I can't figure out how to make it happen.

Thanks y'all.

- Christa

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Ste Wright
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April 9, 2024

Hi @Christa Meck 

I've tested this, in a Company-managed Project, and...

  • Hours are aggregating to story-level (from sub-task)
  • I can use the field in issue search results
  • I can view the field data on a board, when added to "card layout"

As far as I know, these aren't "fields", they're calculated in the background. So you can't add them to a Screen.

You can see an aggregated view of time tracking (i.e time spent) on a story by checking the box "include subtasks" next to the field though?

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The alternative is to aggregate the data into the Original Estimate field using Automation - i.e...

  • Set Original Estimate at sub-task level
  • Roll/sum these values into the field at Story-level
  • Continue to roll it up to higher levels if needed

Let us know if you need help on how to do this :)

Ste

Christa Meck April 9, 2024

OK Cool.  Silly that I have a field I can put on a card and view in search but not apply to a screen.  Oh well #AtlassianLife amirite?

Thanks.

- Christa

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