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  • 1.  Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 05-26-2015 19:11
    If you delete a project the help specifies "...When a Project is deleted, Jama completely deletes all data in this project...". However i just deleted (not archived) a project and tried to reuse the Project Key and Jama informed me that the project key is already being used by the project i just deleted ?. I've tried the regular refresh tricks and also had another admin try to add the project with the same error. Is the old project gone or not ? i specifically deleted the project because i wanted to reuse the Project Key otherwise i would have changed the key and archived the old project ...


  • 2.  Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 05-26-2015 19:57
    The best way to look at this is, the deleted project is in limbo. The act of deleting a project will remove all traces of the project, so values such as project key can be reused. What isn't obvious is that actual project deletion doesn't occur immediately; it is a job that runs nightly.
    Sorry about the trick. Tomorrow you can reuse that key.


  • 3.  Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 03-11-2016 21:13
    Thanks Kristina for the explanation. Although I am puzzled why it has to be this way?

    It's surely not advantageous to have the database be in limbo until a nightly cleanup?


  • 4.  Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 03-11-2016 21:52
    I am not sure why it was designed that way, although I can tell you the Jama application is a fan of nightly jobs. I'll see if I can track down an answer for you, Ed.


  • 5.  Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 03-17-2016 15:04
    Hi Ed! I don't have a definitive answer for you—as Jama has been developed over the years, particular design choices and the reasons why have departed with their makers. I think this one has to do with performance—the thought being all that is correlated with a project deletion can be memory-intensive, and with all the other memory-intensive actions (running exports, batch updates), anything that is not immediately pertinent to the user should be done at a time with traditionally low usage.


  • 6.  RE: Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 01-21-2022 09:12

    Hi Kristina,

    Is that the same case with Jama cloud? We are using Jama connect ( Cloud)  and I just deleted a project that was created using a wrong template and can't create new one with the same key. Just wanted to make sure if I wait a day, I can reuse the same key?

    Thanks
    Sri



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    Sri Kolla

    Hill-Rom Clinical Workflow Solutions (CWS)
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  • 7.  RE: Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 01-24-2022 21:43
    Hi Sri,

    It is still true that there is a daily task that runs at midnight UTC which permanently deletes project data from the database when a project is deleted. Typically, that task needs to run first before item types associated with the project can be removed, and this is true for both Cloud and Standard versions -- I'm doing some testing to confirm that includes project keys, and will circle back here soon.

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    Carly Rossi // she/her
    Community Manager // Jama Software
    Portland, OR
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  • 8.  RE: Re: Deleting a Project - Cannot Reuse Project Key

    Posted 01-25-2022 08:32
    Hi Sri, 

    Good news, project keys are one of the item types that can be reused from a deleted project; the only qualifier is that the daily midnight task needs to run first for the key to become available. 

    Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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    Carly Rossi // she/her
    Community Manager // Jama Software
    Portland, OR
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