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How can I delete a board from a project?

I want to delete a board from a project and I can't figure out, where this is possible.

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Agile board can be deleted easily. Just go to Agile drop down -> Manage Boards. Then you should see the delete board button on each board entry,


Rahul, if I delete a Kanban Board that is sharing issues with a Scrum Board (I created the Kanban board copying it from the project), will this delete the issues in both Boards?

Like Jean-Jacques Richard likes this

No it wont. Agile boards are only a view. Issues will be preserved in the underlying database.

Like Sundeep Solomon likes this

Where is "Agile" drop down? 

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In an older version of Jira.  The menu is "boards" now.

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Thanks Nic! That is not something I could find in the Jira help system!

and it doesn't even say "manage boards" anymore... ;) Just "View all" 

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Thanks for the update, Rafa! You helped me find what i needed. 

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I've been found the option in this section

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I don't see ""view all"


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If you are using Jira cloud in this date, you can go to Your work >> Boards >> View All Boards

In the new interface just search for boards with a search button.

Deleted user Sep 17, 2017


All other answers worked probable fine for the old interface, so I guess we have to get used to the search button... a spotlight finding your way through the JIRA Clouds.

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You're welcome Maik!:-)

JIRA is changing so often and so dramatically it is hard to keep pace, even as a power user.

They have committed a lot of crimes against UX under the banner of creating a clean UI

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I'd +1 that, there are so many people asking how to find stuff, the new UI is clearly totally unintuitive.

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Thanks for the tip by the way Vladimir

Perfect, thanks!

Glad I could help you guys

This seems to be an answer to different question. The question for this thread is "How can I delete a board from a project?"

The search button only helps to locate a board. 

I'm still clueless as to how a board can be deleted with the latest UI... The search for an answer continues....

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It's a 3-step process

1. Search for 'Boards'

2. Click on 'View all boards'

3. Click the menu on the board you want to Delete

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 13, 2017

There are a couple of references herein that explain how including one I just posted. In fact the Magnifying glass is the portal into many actions now including finding and deleting boards...

magnifying glass - Boards - View all Boards then find the board and use eclipses. 

Thank you! Perfect. Not the most intuitive user journey.

Makes no sense to me why there isn't a "delete board" option in the board settings page.

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Because boards do not belong to projects.  The recent UI changes have made that even less clear.

Yes, it's true that boards don't belong to projects, and that can be a useful feature by enabling boards that enable a multi-project overview.

But a board's settings (including deletion of the board) belong to the board, so I don't see why the option to delete a board isn't in the board settings page.

If there's a active Sprint associated to this board cannot be deleted. I don't like that. 

Agree - I have the same issue, cannot delete board due to active sprint. The sprint in question is already reported through another board so I wouldn't 'lose' the content as suggested in the message...

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jan 26, 2018

@Nicola BurgessDelete when sprint ends and before next begins. 

At the very least this really needs to be on the board settings page. :/ There's no way someone would think to use the search feature for this.

OMG thank you, I've been trying to figure this out for a few hours. Who the hell hides things only accessible via a search result? Terrible UX decision.

Like Jean Gordon likes this

Gracias, muy didáctica tu respuesta, thank

Thanks @Macdara Butler for the step-by-step!
I don't understand either why isn't a "delete" button right on the board settings. 

Like Michael Hoehndorf likes this

I also want to add that it is poor UI to access functions via Search. It makes no common sense that Users can intuit this functionality. You guys should know better. Shame, double shame upon you.

Like David Ducrest likes this

@Macdara Butler thanks for sharing this. It worked perfect!

I'm fine with obscuring it from the single boards ellipsis, but it should really be under Board Settings too.

Thanks @Macdara , spot on. Thank you.

TY very much.. that finally worked. I am so stressed using this stupid software...ahhh

Boards -> View all boards -> row with your board -> ellipsis menu to far -> delete

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I don't think this works in the new July 2017 UI

Perfect answer.. Thanks!

Resposta perfeita, a melhor de todas .. Obrigada!

Like Eduardo Heil likes this

Perfect navigating to this url directly let me delete the boards, but how are users supposed to find this without looking in support forums, theres no easy navigation within Jira. The docs says nothing useful (or it's too hard to find) and searching the docs for 'Delete Board' returns 100 articles that doesn't answer this simple question. Coming from TargetProcess I'm puzzled why so many recommend Jira, it doesn't do much to win me over.

Yep. Totally agree ^

Thanks 遠藤 一臣

That link is what I needed. 

Can't believe that the UI team overlooked adding such an important feature to the new UI!

ya same here, waste a lot of timing figuring out jira instead of working on my project.. it's suppose to manage your project, but right not it's just frustrates the project

this worked, thank you!

Funny how you have to hack it to find the correct place to administer things.

Wow great help! How on earth did you come about this link?

I tried the link but it is unavailable. Was it moved ?

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 18, 2018

@Legna Garcia, did you replace "yourdomain" with your company's domain? are you on cloud?

oh good point! Thanks! :)

Perfect. Just what I needed. Thanks for the link. could not even find it in Jira itself by searching. spent over an hour looking for the link

Thank you! It works )))

Holy smokes they hide this functionality.

1. Click on Search

2. Type in board

3. Click the Button Boards at the bottom of the returned results.

4. From the list that is displayed find the board you want to delete. At the far right of the entry/row will be three dots ...

5. Click the ... icon and select Delete. Answer the user friendly pop-up Yes or OK and that will do it.

So logical.. :D oh well, thank you! 

I like the scary Active Sprint delete warning. I can show folks how dangerous it is to create a board without the Admin. ☺

 I’ve been using an odd workaround for deleting a 2nd board with an active Sprint on the 1st board.

Just change the board’s query.


Usually the Filter Query is like:

project = MyProject ORDER BY Rank ASC


Change it with

Board Settings -> General and filter -> Filter -> Edit Filter Query


project = MyProject AND text ~ "DeleteMyBoardRandomText" ORDER BY Rank ASC


The board will be empty, now you can delete it. It’s worked so far, maybe I’ve been lucky?

Hi @Daniel Bols 

No lucky, that really works!!! 

Thanks for bringing this up!!

Can anyone tell me how to delete a board please?  

Hi @Vincent Kurutza,
If you are using the new layout, search for the board name, but click on view all boards.
You will get to the board's list where you can click on the (...) on the right of each board and delete them.


Good luck!

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Worked! Thank you V.

Finally . . . took me 30 minutes to find this.

so bad UX, i went to the board settings page, the board page itself and from those two there is no easy way to get to the boards master strange. 

Hi. My situation is similar. The team has accidentally created a second scrum board for an existing project. Now they want to delete board 2 and retain board 1. If I delete board 2, I'm afraid it would affect / delete the project's issues (stories, bugs, etc...). Can someone confirm that I can delete board 2 without affecting anything please. Thanks in advance for your help

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jul 19, 2017

deleting boards have no effect on issues. The board is simply a filter display of issues. 

SUPER! Thanks for confirming

Anyhow, If there's a active Sprint associated to this board cannot be deleted. I don't like that. 

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 29, 2017

@Francisco Medrano, sprints have a direct relationship to the scrum board. Deleting the board w/o closing the sprint could leave things in an awkward state. Closing the sprint and then deleting the board prevents issues.

@Jack Brickey I agree with you this is a user action protection. But when you create the same board by mistake in the project you cannot delete it. Unless you complete or delete the Sprint and then you can do it. 

Thank you Macdara Butler , simply easy steps for deletion which I wouldn't have found with this UI.

Thank you very much. I had searched everywhere but there. wink -> for me the idea wasn't intuitive, that the boards are managed above the project structure.

I agree with you Eckart! This is bonkers. Going to "View All" to manage the boards is... well, it's just a bad UX all 'round. 

For all newcomers

All boards listed on the page

There you can easily manage them (delete, edit, copy...)

There is no delete button anywhere. I want to delete previous projects that I was following.  Any ideas on that maybe?delete.PNG

Like Jayesh Wankhade likes this

You can navigate to yourdomainname/jira/boards. You will be able to see a list of boards you have created.

Click on the menu icon and you can see the delete option over there.

Please let me know if you still need help. We can connect online.

Like Mema Stamataki likes this

I'm sorry in advance because it might be something completely different from this thread. 

The boards are not mine, I just want to delete them from my projects and not follow them anymore.

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