Cant delete issue

Usually i saw 'delete' button in "More action" sections.
In my onDemand instance there is not delete link.

Question is: how can i delete issue?

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if you want to delete issues you should have permission to delete issues, to get permission contact you jira admin or project lead

Thanks, it`s work now.

I am the damn project lead

Some jira ideas are really weird. :) Yuo should click tons of screen in order to give YOURSELF (!!!) a right to delete issue.

As same Im the project lead!! Cmon! 

What is the right way to get such role? I did create a project but I couldn't find a way to delete an issue in that project...

Project Administration -> Permissions -> Edit Permissions (top right action menu) -> Select 'Project Lead' on the radio buttons -> Save This will affect all projects that share this permission scheme

Can we have a simple explanation? I am project lead still cant delete stuff..

any help will be appreciated..


it is simple had too many beers....

1.  Don't delete unless you are 100% sure.  The community is full of questions about restoring deleted issues, and it's not easy or fun.

2.  Use the "delete" option from the ... menu

3.  If you don't have it, then see exactly what Alchemytec Admin said above.

thanks Mate..Got what I wanted..

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The given reasoning for not have ability to delete an issue makes no sense when it's so simple to delete the entire project.

It took me ten minutes find where to give myself, the admin, permission to delete an issue.

It makes perfect sense.  Deleting a project can only be done by administrators.

Users, in a few cases (see points above about why you should generally disallow delete), should be allowed to delete issues, without needing admin rights.

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Mary Lai I'm New Here Jan 13, 2018

I think I agree, as project lead i think the ability to delete an issue is helpful and pretty basic... 

imho I shouldn't have to dig around into permissions and grant myself access. 

For those still looking for it

setting cog > permission schemes > permissions > delete issues > edit > show more > project lead > grant

It's mostly an unmitigated disaster to allow delete issue in Jira.

One of the things good admins do when they inherit a Jira system is remove delete permissions throughout all the permission schemes unilaterally, so that they don't waste weeks of time dealing with the nightmare of accidental or mistaken deletions.

Joe Pitt Community Champion Jan 13, 2018

As @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] said in an earlier post, the forum is full of people trying to recover deleted issues.  It will eventually come around and bite you in rear.  I suggest closing them with a resolution of 'Deleted'.

Right. Ok, I understand. Thanks @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] and @Joe Pitt 

So sort of following this thread, I've gone into project settings > workflows, to add that as a 'status' as 'closed'. 

Yeah I think this system is better, sort of works like an archiving system. 


It'll be good if archiving was built into the default.  

I created almost 20 additional more tickets which later found its redundant , will there be any harm to the system backend OR database if i decided to delete those redundant tickets from my Jira?

No, just be 100% sure you want them gone, as it's a nightmare to get them back from backups.

Thanks for your fast response Nic , just to get a confirmation no issue will be happening to DB , cause notice the ticket ID let's say is issue with ID 3 , once deleted and create a new ticket with the ID 3 no able to create the same

No, Jira does not reuse numbers.

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