Status Will not implement
Categories Jira
Created by Carlos Palminha
Created on Feb 5, 2020

Deleting a JIRA issue (story, epic) that is linked in AHA, should be deleted in AHA

When you have items linked from JIRA to AHA (example STORY->FEATURE, EPIC->MASTER FEATURE), the items deleted in JIRA should be deleted in AHA

    Feb 7, 2020

    We intentionally do not delete any records based on updates from integrations.

    The reason is very simple: there is too much risk of users inadvertently deleting data, especially when they are just getting started. For example, if you send all of your records to Jira and then decide you do not want them there and delete them, this would delete them in Aha! -- which is probably not what you wanted.

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  • Matt Sayler
    May 16, 2020

    If Aha gets a notification from Jira that the story has been deleted, it would be wonderful to have a record of this, potentially doing some of/all of:

    • Removing the Jira link

    • Setting a tag or other field

    • Triggering a comment

    • Setting a state

    Basically… something to help people working in Aha know what's going on without manually reconciling the two systems.

  • Alex Sharp
    Apr 28, 2020

    I also disagree with Aha! on there approach. As customer I want to manage my risks, and be dictated to on how I manage my project processes. As result this add more overhead as I have to implement a complicated manual process to delete a record. There should be way to choose if you want Aha to delete the record is its deleted in Jira.

  • Thomas Jespersen
    Feb 16, 2020

    I agree with Carlos... this argument does not hold. We use Azure DevOps and Aha!. Some people clean up features in Azure DevOps, sometimes in Aha!. If a story or epic is deleted in one system it must reflect in the other.

    I'm just getting started with Aha!, and for a tool that collects ideas it just plain wrong that you mark something important like this as "Will not implement". Don't take ideas so literal, find out what is the root problem. and solve that problem.


    E.g. as a minimum, you must make a feature that makes it possible to find all features & epics in Aha! that is no longer linked to Azure DevOps and allows for manual bulk delete. Or you might make a feature that disables unlinked features & epics and require reactivation to allow continued work.

    At least move it to "Future consideration" or even "Unlikely to implement" instead of turning the idea flat down :)

  • Carlos Palminha
    Feb 7, 2020

    That is argument is lame. If someone deleted in JIRA then we should reflect it in AHA.


    We have a feature that is syncing both systems except for some conditions.

    If you want to avoid it, at least implement the feature with an "option" to update on DELETE.