KB-1154 Group was deleted in an environment


A group no longer exists and the following, for example, can be seen in the deletion log:

INFO com.appiancorp.common.logging.DeleteLogger - Successful deletion of objects: id=645; types=group; names=["ABC Analyst"]; deleted by user=XYZ


The group has been manually deleted by an end user.


There is no way to reinstate a deleted group. The only way that it can be brought back is by importing it from a lower environment if the group exists there with the same UUID.

If the group cannot be found in another environment, it will have to be created again and the objects explicitly making reference to it will have to be remapped to point to the new group object.

Groups are referenced by UUID, not by name. Recreating a group with the same name will result in a new group with the same name but a new UUID, thus the need for remapping objects that were explicitly referencing the deleted group.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian.

Last Reviewed: February 2017