Attempt to delete empty sprint returns error: This issue cannot be edited because of its workflow status.

When I attempt to delete an empty sprint, that has not been started yet, get error: This issue cannot be edited because of its workflow status. Sprint has not been started, is on the Agile planning board, and is currently empty with no issues in it. I want to delete the empty Sprint from the Agile Planning board. When I attempt to delete the empty sprint get error: This issue cannot be edited because of its workflow status.

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Wanted to point you towards this article.

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/224548/how-do-i-delete-a-sprint-in-greenhopper

The sprint appears empty because issues that appear within the Agile boards green ("Closed") column do not appear in the planning phase.

When tickets are "closed" they cannot be updated, which is why the error is occurring when attempting to delete a seemingly empty Sprint.

If you do a JQL issue search "project = *ProjectName* AND sprint = *SprintToBeDeleted*" you'll see a list of the currently closed tickets that are associated with that sprint.

You would either need to re-open these tickets, or change your workflow temporarily to allow the editing of tickets in the closed status.

+1 Same issue

You should upvote the question, not provide a bogus answer.

+1 same issue, good anwer

+1 same issue, clear answer, problem solved

+1 same issue, good anwer

+1 Same issue.  Great answer.  Thanks for the help!

You should upvote the question, not provide a bogus answer.

 

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I've got a different workaround that i use that doesn't require having to open all the closed tickets in that sprint.

Create a fake 'test' Jira ticket

Assign it to the sprint

Start the Sprint (start date today, end date tomorrow)

Move the test ticket from To Do/Open to Done

Close the sprint - this officially removes the sprint from your Agile board

This takes all of 30 seconds to do.

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