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Object deletion conditions for cleanup actions

  • There are certain conditions or Jira limitations for deleting the objects

  • Following list will give you the clarity about which objects & its conditions for deletion

Object name

Conditions for which object deletion is not allowed

Deletion status

Custom field

Locked fields

System fields

A fields which used in permissions schemes


Field configuration schemes

If associated to project


Field configuration

If associated to field configuration scheme
Default field configuration


Issue type schemes

Default issue type scheme


Issue type screen schemes

If associated to a project


Screen schemes

If associated to issue type screen scheme



If screen is used in screen scheme & it is used in workflow or workflow draft



If associated with project or workflow


Workflow schemes

If associated to project



If associated to workflow scheme

If workflow is read only (E.g. Jira workflow)

If workflow is active


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