Unable to recreate artifact definition

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Article ID: 4996

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Products

CA Release Automation - Release Operations Center (Nolio) CA Release Automation - DataManagement Server (Nolio)

Issue/Introduction

 When you delete an artifact definition and all its versions, it is not possible to recreate it with the same name. 

Cause

The deleted artifact definition still lives in the database but is archived. 

Environment

Release Automation 5.5 and above

Resolution

You can cleanup the artifacts tables by the SQL statements as listed in: 


https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231151532

Make sure you have a valid backup of the database, just as a precaution. 

 

Additional Information

When you delete an artifact, it is archived with no supported way to restore it afterwards. This is something that many customers dislike and enhancement requests have been raised to have this change. Have a look at: 


https://communities.ca.com/ideas/235723430 


and 


https://communities.ca.com/ideas/235731886 

Both ideas are in planned phase which means development has accepted the idea and it will be implemented in a future release.