Story points on a spike??

Is it possible to assign story points to a spike in Jira?

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Easiest way would be to call the spike a Story.

You could also create a new Spike type and give it the same fields and workflows as a Story.

To me, a spike is either anticipated in which case the work involved should be incorporated into the Story it is related to - or it is not anticipated in which case the work involved is overhead such as a bug fix. Personally, I'd call it a Task and not give it Story Points, but ultimately that's up to you.

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