Remove filters and filter subscriptions

We are planning to host a new JIRA instance for one of our teams and we configured that by cloning data from existing dump, cleaned the existing data, users, groups, projects etc. without changing the configuration schemes. As we have removed all the projects from this instance, is it safe to delete SEARCHREQUEST and FILTERNOTIFICATIONS tables for removing the existing filters and subscriptions? If not what is the best way to flush out 16000 filters from this instance.

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Deletion of the filters and subscriptions will need to be done at the database level. There is no other ways.


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Richie Gee Atlassian Team Aug 16, 2013

Run integrity checked, it should be deleting those is no long associated with anything.

Hope this helps :)

I had written a groovy script for deleting filters, subscriptions and users and it is working well. I searched the tables SEARCHREQUEST and FILTERNOTIFICATIONS and found no rows after the script gets executed.

if(!ldapInfo.isJiraAdmin(user.getName(), user.getDisplayName()) ){
			boolean hasSubscriptions = false;
			Collection<SearchRequest> filters = searchRequestService.getOwnedFilters(user);"Removing User ID: "+user.getName()+" NAME: "+user.getDisplayName()+" Directory ID: "+user.getDirectoryId());
			if(filters != null && filters.size() >0){
				filtersCount = filtersCount + filters.size();
				Iterator<SearchRequest> srIterator = filters.iterator();
					SearchRequest searchRequest =;
					List<GenericValue> subscriptions = subscriptionManager.getAllSubscriptions(searchRequest.getId());
					if(subscriptions != null && subscriptions.size() >0){
						hasSubscriptions = true;"Total Filters: "+filters.size()+" Filter Id: "+searchRequest.getId()+" Subscriptions : "+subscriptions.size());					}
					try {
					} catch (Exception e) {
					log.error("Exception while removing Subscriptions for user: "+user.getDisplayName());
				searchRequestService.deleteAllFiltersForUser(jsc, user);
			userUtil.removeUser(ComponentManager.getInstance().getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser(), user);"Removed subscriptions, filters and user...");

I don't think it picks up filters which aren't associated with a project. For example if you create project 'test' and have a filter 'filter1' which is the query project = "TEST" if you delete the project 'test' it will not delete the filter. Running integrity check will also not delete or even detect the filter.

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