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How to Update Sum of Field on an Epic?

Sharon Connell Dec 27, 2017

I was able to create automation to sum the Story Points on an epic. How do I create automation to update the sum if a story is deleted? I think I should be able to do so.

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Mark Chaimungkalanont Community Leader Dec 27, 2017

Hey there Sharon,

Unfortunately you can't do aggregation functions at the moment. Please vote for this issue


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Kara Kogelman Feb 07, 2018

Hi Sharon,

Could you share how you were able to sum the Story Points on the EPIC? Thanks.


Sharon Connell Feb 09, 2018

Hi Kara,

I am glad to share. This was the only tricky part -

{{issue.Story Points}}{{^issue.Story Points}}0{{/}} + {{fieldChange.fromString}}{{^fieldChange.fromString}}0{{/}} + {{fieldChange.toString}}{{^fieldChange.toString}}0{{/}}

Screen Shot 2018-02-09 at 4.42.28 PM.png

Kara Kogelman Feb 12, 2018

Hi Sharon,

I'm very new to using JIRA.  Can you tell me how you got to the screen to setup this automation to begin with?  Thanks.



Sharon Connell Feb 13, 2018

Hi Kara,

This functionality is from Code Barrel add on. It is not in Jira Software.

Sunitha Marasakatla Oct 15, 2018

Hi Sharon, 

Could you please provide steps how you created automation to sum the story points on Epic? Did you use Automation lite?

Sharon Connell Oct 15, 2018

Hi Sunitha,

I no longer have access to the tool :-(. I think I did use Automation lite. As I recall, it was pretty easy to set it up.

Sunitha Marasakatla Oct 22, 2018


Yes, I tried Automation lite but it didn't work because we already met 300 rules criteria with other rules. Thanks for your response though.

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