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Can not delete issue via workflow transition

Hey Guys,

We are using workflow transition to delete an issue.

My Script - 

if(isUserAuthorized(user, issue.getReporter(), issue.getAssignee())) {
  //issueManager.deleteIssueNoEvent(issue); // this function also does not work.
 issueManager.deleteIssue(user, currentIssue, EventDispatchOption.ISSUE_DELETED, false);


When i press on the transition button, this pops up --


Index: 0, Size: 0

It seems that you have tried to perform an illegal workflow operation.

If you think this message is wrong, please contact your Jira administrators.


Thanks !

1 answer

2 votes
Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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Nov 10, 2021

You can not delete something part way through updating it, that's not a valid or useful thing to do.  If you are going to delete an issue, you do it outside the workflow.

Generally we would very strongly recommend you do not allow delete of issues at all, and certainly never automate deletion of issues.  It should never be part of a standard process to delete an issue.

What problem are you trying to solve by deleting your issues here?

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