When I try to delete a board, I get a warning that this board contains and active sprint and that I might lose work. This goes against everything I thought a JIRA board was. I thought the board was just a view of the project. I created a bunch of boards to experiment and now it looks like I can't get rid of these. Any way I can delete the boards without affecting the project or the sprints?
Your understanding of boards is mostly incorrect.
A board is a view of a set of issues, not a project. That set of issues might well be as simple as "everything in project X", but often it's not - many boards cover several projects, or sub-sets of projects.
A sprint belongs to a board effectively. The board you are trying to delete must have been used, with one or more sprints created. You'll need to think about whether that is ok to throw away.
However, I come back to the "board is a view of issues" - deleting a board will only change one thing on the issues it includes - it will remove the sprint(s) the issue is in (no board = no sprint, so the issue can't be in the sprint any more). It will NOT touch any other data on the issue. So, if you look at the sprints for the board, decide you don't need them, it's perfectly safe to remove the board and its sprints.
Hi Nic, Thanks for clarifying that.
However, when I try to delete a board which I created "based on existing project", it is saying I will lose the active sprint which was on the original board (same sprint name). I didn't create a new sprint on the new board. So you can understand why I am reluctant to delete. I am completely fine to lose the sprint on the board I am trying to delete but I am worried I will also lose the sprint in the original board since the warning names the same sprint name.
Hi, I was just having the same dilemma. However, when I go to the "view all boards" and click delete on the unwanted one, the warning about the active sprints pops up but the delete button is grayed out. It looks like it actually wants me to close or delete the 2 sprints that are active on the unwanted board. Note- they are the same active sprints as 2 other projects so I can't close them yet. Were you able to close the sprints without closing them on your other projects? @Eshan Salpadoru
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