deleting an issue

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Working with an Issue

How do I delete an issue

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Select delete from the actions menu

You'll need to have the right permission in that project, to delete, and we usually strongly recommend not deleting issues as they're totally destroyed, no recovery possible without backups.

Joe Pitt Community Champion Aug 11, 2016

To build on Nic's answer; the forum is full of people asking how to recover a deleted issue. It WILL come back to bite you. I suggest having a resolution of 'Deleted' and close the issue to that with a comment as to why it was deleted. JIRA WILL NOT REUSE the issue number so there will be a missing number in the project that may raise questions simply by being missing.

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