Calculate the Sum of Fields from Multiple Issues from a JQL Query


This script sums up the values of several customs fields across all sub-tasks, displaying the result in the parent issue.


I work on a large project with multiple colleagues working in different areas. I need to keep track of the total time spent on an issue. Using this script, I can display the sum of all sub-task time tracking fields on the parent issue.

Good to Know

  • (Server) Use 'Number Field' as the template for the custom script field and 'Number Range' as the searcher.
  • (Cloud) The custom field is created as the 'Number Field' and the script is added as a listener for 'Issue Updated' and 'Issue created' event.


Jira Jira (8.0 - 8.14)

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue // sum up the values of this custom field final customFieldName = 'Amount Paid' def subtasks = issue.subTaskObjects // if the issue doesn't have any sub-tasks or is a subtask itself then no need for action if (!subtasks) { return } def firstSubtask = subtasks.first() def customField_ = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(firstSubtask).findByName(customFieldName) if (!customField_) { "Custom field with name $customFieldName is not configured for issue type $ and project $firstSubtask.projectObject.key" return null } subtasks.sum { Issue it -> it.getCustomFieldValue(customField_) ?: 0 }
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