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How can we delete Multiple Projects in Jira?

I am trying to delete multiple projects at a time.

I am trying to select multiple projects for deletion but there is no such way i found.

Can you guide me how can i proceed 

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Hi @Siddhant_Ramteke 

Welcome to the Community! In the Cloud version, we do not have any option to delete multiple projects. You need to do it manually one by one.

If you have lots of projects in your cloud instance then you can raise the ticket to the Atlassian support and they can reset your instance may be.

Or I have one solution who can be a workaround for you. You can use Profields add-on in its recent release allows performing bulk delete projects including their "orphan" schemes.


Is there any possible way so we can automate it with given some condition if i knew Groovy script 

Like Huwen Arnone -DEISER- likes this

Hi @Monika Rani, thank you very much for your recommendation. It feels good when someone else's recognizes the work we have done pulling Profields out and making it useful to track projects in Jira (version 7.3.0 is fire, btw.) Thank you!

@Siddhant_Ramteke it is actually possible to automate this action by using Groovy. In these blog posts, you might find more information related to mass project deletion and automation:

  1. In this one, you can learn how to bulk delete projects like a boss.
  2. Here you can learn more about the possibilities you have with Profields to automate tasks based on project information.
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@Siddhant_Ramteke  if you want to delete inactive projects every month (for example), you will have to develop a service.

I'm not sure if the Escalation Services of Script Runner can help you, but maybe you can try it: 

I searched for a way to do this in Jira Cloud for a while and after not finding anything wrote a little python script to do it. Feel free to use it:

hey. @Monika Rani  @Huwen Arnone -DEISER- 

maybe I am blind - I wanted to test the bulk operation to delete project so I have installed the addon but can´t find the "Bulk operation" - even I search their documentation

can somebody help ? 

sorry for this dump question but I am really struggling finding this option

Hi @felix_weber 

Are you trying in Jira Cloud or Data Center? This feature is only available in Data Center (and Server)


Like Huwen Arnone -DEISER- likes this

Hi @felix_weber, no worries. It's a valid question.

You better read what our Head of Products @Leo Diaz _DEISER_ wrote.  


Thanks for the fast response ;) indeed I am testing on cloud :/ 

sad that this is only for on-prem installation - anyway thanks 

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