How do you determine where a group is used?

We are looking to streamline our groups. This will involve deleting many of them that we believe to be redundant. How can I determine the impact of deleting a group? I know that I can look at the View Group screen and JIRA will display which Permission Schemes, Notification Schemes, Issue Security Schemes and Saved Filters are associated with the group; however, this does not say if a group is associated with a default group as part of a role assignment for a project. This can be found by looking at each project, but this is fairly laborious.

Is there some database query (or queries) that can be run that would identify group usage?

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the following query returns the projectrole, the group in that role and the project using that role:

SELECT r.roletypeparameter,, p.pname as project FROM jira_prod.projectroleactor r
left outer join project p on =
left outer join projectrole pr on r.projectroleid =
where roletype = "atlassian-group-role-actor";

Cheers Christian

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