Select multiple issues on scrum backlog and sum story points?

I have users reporting to me that they used to be able to do the following:

When looking at the backlog on a scrum board, they could ctrl + click multiple stories/issues and see the total number of story points of all the selected issues.

I've tried doing this in JIRA Agile... I can ctrl + click multiple issues, but I don't see any indicator or sum showing the total story points for selected issues.

Was this a feature that previously worked in JIRA Agile but has been removed?

(I know we can drag and drop the sprint indicator line up and down... but my users specifically said they could select a few stories and see the sum of story points).

Thank you~!


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So, I can't find anything that does this, so I wrote my own.


Take this jQuery:

var sum = 0
var divcount = 0
$(".ghx-selected").each(function() {
    //for each div with ghx-selected as a class, find all spans with "Story Points" as the title
        var spanTitle = $(this).attr("title")
        var spanText = $(this).text()
        if(spanTitle == "Story Points"){
            divcount += 1
            if(!isNaN(spanText) && spanText.length!=0) {
                var spanValue = parseFloat(spanText)
                if (!isNaN(spanValue)){
                    //alert("Sum is " + sum +"\nspanValue is " + spanValue)
                    sum += spanValue;
alert("Selected Stories: " + divcount + "\n" + "Story Point Sum: " + sum)


Use this bookmarklet creator:


  1. URL-encoded reserved characters
  2. Isolate within an unnamed function
  3. Make sure jQuery 1.7 or higher is available


Get the bookmarklet code:




Create your bookmark and use it

The following picture shows 4 stories selected and the sum of the story points in a popup:




That's great! I've been looking for this feature in vain, thanks!

It would be nice if Atlassian added the story point count in JIRA though


cool  works but I get a error after closing in chrome:

  • “Exception: Uncaught TypeError: Failed to execute 'appendChild' on 'Node': parameter 1 is not of type 'Node'…..”

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