Is there any way to delete a revision in the issue history?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Viewing an Issue's Change History

One of our team members accidentally put sensitive information into an issue's description.  I've edited the issue, but I really need to remove this sensitive information entirely from the issue.  Can we edit the issue history?  Or perhaps completely delete the issue and create a new one?  Will that remove it entirely from the JIRA data stack?

2 answers

0 votes

It is possible only with SQL hacks (not recommended).  Deleting the issue is the right approach - it will remove it (and the history) completely.  Although I'd create the new version first, so you can copy and past what you need from the one you're going to scrub.

0 votes
Paulo Junior Atlassian Team May 02, 2016

Hi Ashley,

There's a very similar topic here:

Thought it's not recommended, you may delete items from issue history, as long as you delete the respective entries from changegroup and changeitem tables.

Please make sure to backup your instance prior to any changes.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Agile

How Scrum works? It starts with training and education

To answer “How scrum works,” most of the teams I've worked with first addressed the question: “where to start?”  That question applies to both implementation and improvements on the Scrum framew...

184 views 3 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you