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Delete Group Smart Service


The Delete Group smart service allows you to select a group and remove it from the system.

Note:  The Portal Administrators and Document Administrators custom groups are built into Appian and cannot be deleted, even by system administrators.

Permissions needed

The Delete Group activity can only be executed by a system administrator or by an administrator of the group. Attempting to run this node without sufficient rights causes an error message to be sent to the process administrator and pauses the process.


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  • Assignment Options: This smart service can be either attended or unattended (default)

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

Node inputs

Name Type Required Multiple Default Value Comments
Group Group Yes No The group to delete.

Selecting a Personal Visibility input value sets other associated node input values automatically. Be aware that the node input lists on the Data tab and the dropdown lists displayed task form are not automatically filtered when this happens to show only valid options for the Visibility. Any invalid selections (made by you at design time, or by your users at runtime) are ignored when the group is created.


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


a!deleteGroup( group, onSuccess, onError )


Keyword Type Description



The group to delete.


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(). When configuring this input, the fv!group function variable (Any Type) is available to specify the group that was created. For more information, see Function Variables.


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().




See Create Group Smart Service

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this smart service's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Incompatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

Delete Group Smart Service