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Delete KC Smart Service
This function cannot be used with Offline Mobile or Custom Record Field Expressions.
For a full list of functions and their feature compatibility, explore the Appian Functions table.


The Delete KC node allows you to select a Knowledge Center and then completely remove it from the system, along with any child folders. You must be a System Administrator, a member of the Document Administrators group, or Knowledge Center Administrator to complete this task.

This node can only be executed with the appropriate user rights. Attempting to complete this task without sufficient rights displays an error message and pauses the process.


  • Category: Document Management

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  • Assignment Options: Attended/Unattended

Configuration options

This section contains tab configuration details specific to this smart service. For more information about common configurations see the Process Node Properties page.

Data tab

This tab displays all the Node Inputs and Node Outputs for the Service Node. You can add additional inputs and outputs, if needed. The default inputs are:

Input Type Required Multiple
Knowledge Center Knowledge Center Yes No
Delete Children Number Yes No

If the node is run without being assigned to a user (or a group) you must specify values for each of the Node Inputs listed in the table above. You can either manually enter data into the text-field, or a value can be generated using the using the Expression Editor. When using the Expression Editor, you can reference and modify Process Variables, rules, constants, and other data. The expressions then specify your Node Input values.

If the node is assigned, the Node Input values are typed by your assigned user(s) into a form.


The Delete Knowledge Center smart service is available as an expression function that can be executed inside a saveInto on a component or as part of a Web API.


a!deleteKnowledgeCenter( knowledgeCenter, deleteSubfolders, onSuccess, onError )


Keyword Type Description


Knowledge Center

The knowledge center to delete.



If set to true, deletes all child folders of this Knowledge Center. Default is false.


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute after the smart service executes successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute when the smart service does not execute successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().

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Delete KC Smart Service