Deleted project still shows active sprint

So I was playing around with a test project, and added a sprint in JIRA Agile.  When I was done, I deleted the project, but the sprint is still showing up everywhere.  How do I get rid of the sprint?  The sprint was active when I deleted the project, so perhaps that's part of the problem.

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Thanks Jobin.  How do I assign the unassigned sprint to a new board?  I thought boards were related by projects, yet the project is not available anymore?

Not necessarily. Boards can be created from a filter too. What happens if you create a board from another project? You are not seeing the sprint in that case?

So I finally figured out a way to do this. The only place I was seeing the sprint was in the add or edit issue screen/popup. When I would click the "sprint" box, it would show the old sprint from the old project/rapid board I created. I went ahead and took an existing rapid board with an existing ticket, and assigned it to this sprint. This made the sprint active for that rapid board. From there, I was able to close the sprint, which is good enough for me because I just don't want that sprint showing up in my dropdowns anymore.

Sounds like a good workaround ;)

Thank you Dustin DeVries, your solution also worked for me too.

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Sprints are not directly linked to the project, that's why.

Go to a board where the sprint appears, make sure you have admin rights in all the projects in that board and then delete the Sprint as mentioned here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Deleting+a+Sprint

I just had a similar issue: I had my current sprint as active (say, Sprint 5), plus an old one (also showing as active, say, Sprint 1).

I couldn't close Sprint 1, because it did not show on the Scrum Board.

It turned out that there were no issues in Sprint 1 at all, that's why it was invisible.

To resolve,

  • I created a new issue within Sprint 1, it made Sprint 1 visible.
  • I closed the issue.
  • I used the Scrum Board to close Sprint 1.

What if I don't have a board that contains that sprint?  The project and the board were both deleted.

You can delete the sprint only from a board. If it is not appearing in any of the boards, create a test board and delete it after removing the sprint.

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