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Bulk delete workflows, screens in JIRA cloud.

Ash Apr 23, 2019

Hi Team,


Is there a way we can get a list of unused workflows, workflow schemes, Screens, screen schemes and delete them in JIRA cloud? 



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Petterson Goncalves Atlassian Team Apr 23, 2019

Hello Ash,

I hope you are having a nice day.

You can use the add-on Script Runner and run the following Script to delete all inactive workflows (Except the default):

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def workflowManager = ComponentAccessor.workflowManager
def schemeManager = ComponentAccessor.workflowSchemeManager

def sb = new StringBuffer()

workflowManager.workflows.each {
if(!it.systemWorkflow) {
def schemes = schemeManager.getSchemesForWorkflow(it)
if (schemes.size() == 0) {
sb.append("Deleting workflow: ${}\n")
return sb.toString()

You can customize the Script above to delete the schemes you want too.

P.S: System default workflow should be assigned to some scheme, otherwise the script won't work.

For more information about it, please check the question below:

How to bulk delete Inactive/Draft workflow

Let me know if this information helps/

Ash Apr 24, 2019

@Petterson Goncalves this is the error i see while i'm running the above code.


org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed: Script1.groovy: 1: unable to resolve class com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor @ line 1, column 1. import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor ^ 1 error at at at$evaluate$0.callCurrent(Unknown Source) at$evaluate$0.callCurrent(Unknown Source) at at Source)

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