Database query to delete a user from database


I am on jira 6.1.4

Can anyone please provide me the databae query to delete a user from the database directly.

A rogue user is not allowing my test jira instance to start up, so i think the only way i can get around the problem is by deleting the user directly from the database.


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I wouldn't try it.

Last time I looked, it was 18 tables, and it's no good just deleting the user, you *MUST* move the data associated with them to other users.

However, the SQL given in the doc you've found will fix the error. Note that it is NOT deleting a user, it is just removing some corrupted user-related data.

Removing user directly from the DB is the last thing I would do as this might break a lot of things.

Post some more information (log, error messages, etc..) so we can help you get JIRA up and running and avoid the possibility of breaking the database...

My error is the same as in this article (see the section below for MYSQL)

Now, i cant get the application to load as jira refuses to startup due to this error.

I am in the middle of a upgrade from 5.0 to 6.1

I suggest you look at the JIRADB schema and figure out the exact query/queries.

And do not forget to backup the DB before you try anything out.

If someone else could provide a complete query it will be great :)

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