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Delete an Asset

You can delete an asset in the first seven days of its creation and reuse that asset’s name, group, asset ID, and version. A delete within the first seven days is known as a hard delete.

If you delete the asset after seven days, you can’t reuse its name, business group name, account ID, and version. A delete after seven days is known as a soft delete. After seven days, if you want to reuse the asset name, choose a new version number or put the asset in a different business group.

If you try to delete an asset version with dependent assets, Exchange shows a warning. Remove the dependencies and then delete the asset version.

If you try to delete an API or policy asset version with dependent API instances, Exchange shows a warning. Remove the dependences and then delete the asset version. The API instances page displays each API asset’s instances.

You cannot delete a policy asset that is applied to any managed API instances. On the policy asset’s page, the APIs using this policy tab shows which API instances have that policy applied. Use API Manager to remove the policy from the instances, and then delete the policy.

To delete a patch version of an asset, open the version menu and click Delete version:

Delete a version of an asset

To delete an entire asset, delete all of its patch versions.

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