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Can't update a project key when not in use


I am trying to update a VCAPI project key to VCA and I have an error message: "Another project uses this project key.". No project uses this key on our Jira and after checking the database, this key is not used either.

We have reindexed this weekend all the environment and no problems have been reported.

Can you help me on this topic?

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welcome to the community.

A project must have change his project key but Jira keep the old key and you can't reuse it. It seems that you are in this scenario.

Yes it's that but how can I remove this history?

The only solution is to delete the project to release the old key

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