How to delete a workflow from JIRA?

In my enthusaism to set up JIRA as an ITIL compliant tool I set myself the task of creating Service Desk workflows. I have now created 5 of them as experiments. I want to keep one and delete the other 4. I have removed these 4 from the project, I removed them from the workfllow schema, and I removed most of the workflow steps. But I can find no way to remove the inactive workflows themselves. I can not even change the names of these workflows.

After an hour of touring the docs and answer pages I believe these can not be deleted. Is this really true? And why?

Is the only way to undo these to reinstall the ondemand instance? Really?

Thanks in advance,


Villiage Idiot

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This works

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Actually, you can delete them if you navigate to Administration > issues > Workflows and open up the "Inactive" Workflows. You can only delete custom workflows you have created.

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Well, as I said I am the "villiage idiot". Such an obvious answer. Thanks.

lol, like that name though ;)

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