Why is there no story points field option during issue creation within scrum


I just created a Scrum Project and want to use story points for estimation. Looking at the board there is story points set for estimation but as soon as I create an issue I cannot set any story points.Neither for task nor for story. I actually thought that the burn down sheet is based on buring story points on the Y-Axxis so where do this chart gets the infornation from.

Ok, I can go to "Where is my field" but now I get some warnings:

I have that bad feeling of doing something wrong since it is so 'complicated' to add these "Story Points". Is there a rease why the "Story Points" are so 'hidden'?

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Originally Story Points are only available for Story and Epic issue types.

In the table on this page you find how to change it.



Thanks for your answer. I created an "Scrum software development" project and neither on Story nor on Epic issue type I have story points available (not even under 'Configure Fields')

I can set an estimation but only after adding the issue to a sprint. That makes no sense to me though!

Found following hint: Custom fields in JIRA (story points is a custom field) can be configured with a context that restricts it's usage to certain projects and/or issue types. To check this, please go to Administration >> Custom Fields. Look out for the Available Context(s) column.

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