Hi, this question is asked mainly by new users, assuming you do not have a jira administrator etc. The reason why you cannot delete an issue is because you are set as a jira admin but not as a project admin. The simplest way to solve this is:
I have similar issues, and cannot delete Issues or Epics when I am in a specific schema.
I believe other projects have allowed me to use the Delete option on the issues. I believe this is by design. I am an administrator and can see the Delete Issues permissions.
I have read over all the comments and previous instructions and have been able to delete Issues before, but again, some projects I must hit 'Done' on an issue to delete it, which is not something we'd like to have, due to it still appearing in the history of the project.
Forget about boards and whatever you mean by "schema". Pick an Epic that you want to delete and go look at it. If you do not get the delete option in the tools menu, then go look at the project administration settings. Look at the permission scheme and make sure you have "delete issue".
If you do have delete issue rights, then go look at the workflow. The only other thing past the permission scheme that blocks delete is a workflow property on the current status of the issue - check for that.
@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ : This is the perfect answer and I successfully followed it to the T
And just to support it further, by 'looking at it' what is meant is click on the JIRA issue number.
E.g.: the Epic "Mistake" in project Example has issue number EX-1. Click on that!
I had to set myself as the admin for a project. Why an entire site admin that created the Jira account in the first place as to then go add themselves as an project admin, then they can delete an epic is BEYOND ME!!!
Thanks for the response Nic. to bad this even needs to be addressed!
But that's wrong - he was not an admin who had to give himself admin rights. He was an admin who had to give himself project rights, specifically "delete issue" to allow them to delete.
This model is not going to change as far as I can tell - admin rights are admin rights, project rights are project rights. They're separate things.
Another path would be:
On the Epic frame, click on the drop-down arrow next to the name of your epic, select "view epic details". On the rightmost of the screen, there is a button with three dots "...", click on it and select 'Delete'.
Please let me know if that works for you too.
I found it. On the Backlog page with VERSIONS and EPICS displayed, on the EPICS frame, the list of epics is displayed. It's here that you click the drop arrow to the right of the epic name, click "View epic details" and when the new page displays, in the upper-right corner, click on the ellipses then click Delete...
The Best answer is goto Issue Navigator for the specific project and it displays all issues in the project.
then goto Tools menu select Bulk change after that choose operattion Delete Issues permanently (which you want to delete epic or task..etc)
Delete those and confirm then acknowledge.
I cannot find any button to delete EPIC. I have done the settings correctly. Also, added myself to the project yet the Epic button is not available.
I am not sure why JIRA team always do funny stupid design like this. One has to spend lots of time searching for little things as if one is looking for daily bread. It is utterly senseless to me.
To delete an EPIC in Jira. Even you are an administrator, you must add your profile into the project. Following Abhishek, instruction adding your profile into the project. Project-->Project setting-- > People--> Add your profile (account you use to login).
Then go to Project > (Name of Project), expand EPICS.
Choose the Epic to be deleted, click on the drop down menu in the epic and choose "View epic details". Then click on "meat ball menu" or "three dots more options".
Click on Delete, when prompted if you are sure click on Delete.
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