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How to delete inactive workflows in jira cloud

I want to delete workflow scrap data from jira cloud using groovy script with the help of rest api


Could anyone help me with api

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Andy_Heinzer Atlassian Team Oct 11, 2019

Hi Prashant,

I see that you are looking to be able to delete inactive workflows using the REST API.  To the best of my knowledge today, there is no Jira Cloud REST API that does exactly that.  There is an existing feature request for this over in JRACLOUD-41356 - Deleting workflows through REST API.

While there are endpoints for deleting workflow schemes, such as DELETE /rest/api/2/workflowscheme/{id}, this is only for managing the schemes, and won't delete the unused workflows themselves from Jira.  Sorry there is not a REST API solution available at this time.  I would recommend watching and voting on that request.  Should another work-around become available or if this feature is added to a future revision, that issue will be updated to reflect this.

That said, I came across a Scriptrunner solution that appears to be able to do this with a script, but this is not technically the REST API. Please see Petter's response on

I hope this helps.


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