empty sprint stays visible on scrum board

I have 2 projects. project A and project B. Both have a dedicated board. I also have a sprint. I have removed all 'project B'-issues from that sprint. The sprint now only contains 'project A'-issues. Still, the sprint stays visible on my 'project B'-dedicated board. I fear that, if I delete the sprint, the sprint will be deleted completely, which means I also no longer see it on my 'project A'-dedicated board. How do I get rid of this sprint only on my 'project B'-dedicated board?

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Hi Tommer,

Have you checked if in the 'projec-B' dedicated board you have any connection with 'project-A'?
You can check that out by visiting: Go to the board >> Click on the Board button >> Configure >> General. See if there is any mention of 'project-A' in any of the filters that the board is using.

If there is any, you will have to remove it before deleting/ending the sprint on the 'project-B' board.

If there is not any mention, then you are good to delete the sprint without affecting 'project-A' board.

P.S.: It is always a safe step to backup the database before proceding with any procedure.
Just in case!

Backup: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Backing+Up+Data<br< a="">>
Restore: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Restoring+Data

Hope this helps!

Please let us know if you have any further question.


hi Elisa,

thanks for your reply.

yes, I have checked. the B-board does not have any connection with 'project-A'. the filter is dedicated to project B : 'project = "B" order by RANK'

so, I deleted the sprint.

As I feared, the sprint is deleted completely from jira.

the sprint is also gone from the A-board.

too bad.

I have created a new sprint and moved all my issues down through my list of future sprints and refilled the new sprint.

I think it was a bug/glitch in the system. Of course, unreproducible

Wow, that was an unexpected behavior! :O

Though, if the problem persists, please open a ticket on the Atlassian SAC (https://support.atlassian.com/). They will be able to dig a little further and help you better.

Best regards,


We have the same problem; say we have Project A and Project B, each with their own agile board (Board A and Board B). Someone adds an issue from Project B to a sprint in Project/Board A. The sprint now shows up the Plan/Work/Report screens on Board B - I get why, it's because an issue from Project B is in the sprint. We remove the Project B issues from the sprint, but the sprint (from Project/Board A) continues to show up on Project B's Plan/Work/Report screens. What does it take for JIRA Agile to stop including it on Board B? A re-index? Restarting JIRA? -Kelly G. Schoenhofen

Hi Kelly,

I'm still experiencing this issue as well, did you ever find a solution?

In my scenario we split a team into two teams and moved stories from board to another. All of the "planning" sprints we used to organize projects for what is now the second team stayed on the 1st team's board, even though they are now blank on that board.



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