How to Update Sum of Field on an Epic?

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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Hey there Sharon,

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


Mark C

Hi Sharon,

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


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{{/}}

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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.



Hi Kara,

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

Hi Sharon, 

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

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.


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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