Show estimated hours for stories on board view Edited

I have a kanban board with stories, each of which has sub-tasks. The sub-tasks have estimated hours. When I go to the kanban board view I can see the estimated hours for each sub-task under a story, but not for the story itself.

This is despite having configured the card layout to show the original estimate. Is there a way for the story cards to show the combined total estimated hours of their sub-tasks?

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Christoph Thomas Community Champion Jul 11, 2017

Dan - have you read https://community.atlassian.com/t5/JIRA-Core-questions/Why-doesn-t-story-have-an-estimated-time-that-s-the-sum-of-its/qaq-p/401739 ? Suggests that you have to use scripting to achieve what you want...

So the answer is no.

And scripting would be a very complicated workaround for what should be a no-brainer feature.

Atlassian get on this!

I'm afraid Atlassian's thought on this is simple - "don't estimate subtasks"

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