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How to automatically delete resolved issues after a period of time?

I have created a simple board via Jira Service Desk consisting of the workflow of a product being manufactured. After my issue is resolved (in this case delivered), I'd want the issue to automatically delete itself (or remove itself from the board) after a desired period of time. How may I go about this?


Thank you. 

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Hi @John Pace 

You can adjust the board's default filter to exclude issues that were resolved a week or ago.

One simple example:

NOT (updated < -7d AND status in ("Done", Closed))

Thank you very much for your feedback.

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Hi John, 

Generally speaking, deleting issues aren't best practice, since they're pretty much "gone for good". 
I would suggest add a status called Archived or something similar.

In servicedesk under the admin section, you should be able to set up a SLA, starting when the issue is resolved. For example and SLA of 7 days if that's the time after resolution you want the issues to be archived.

You can then set up an automation, which triggers when the Archive SLA is breached and transitions the issue from Closed/Done to Archived. 

SLA documentation:

Automation documentation:

As Lenin writes, you'll of course also have to configure your board/queues to only show issues which aren't archived/closed.

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You certainly shouldn't delete Jira issues, but it is possible to exclude them from your board.

Depending on your Jira version., you should have the following setting in the Board Configuration: 


If not, then as mentioned in another answer you can exclude them using the filter query or sub-query.  However, I would suggest using the Resolution field rather than the Status, and the resolution date rather than the updated date.  E.g:

Project = XXX AND resolutiondate >= -14d

Thank you for feedback.

Hi @John Pace 

Also, you can set automatic closing of issues after some time period



Thank you for your feedback.

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