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John BraunJohn Braun 

Is it still possible to mass delete reports/report folders in Eclipse?



I am in Eclipse and have a new project where I've pulled all of the metadata of all reports and report folders.


I'm trying to delete certain report folders by right clicking on the report folder in Eclipse, selecting delete, and saying "yes" when the prompt asks if I also want to deploy changes to the server.


The problem is that I keep getting told by Eclipse that, "The server cannot delete component 'x' for the following reason: Before deleting this folder, you need to delete these reports from the folder and the recycle bin: "x""


So, I then try to open the path of the report folder in windows explorer, delete all reports inside, and then go back to Eclipse, right click on the report folder in question, and go -> Save to Server. Then I go into to see if the action has deleted the reports, but they are all still there.


Is it still possible to mass delete reports/report folders from with Eclipse? Thanks for your help!!

Subhani PSubhani P

Hi John,


Please check the following links. They may help you to delete reports thourgh eclipse.



If this post is helpful please throw Kudos.If this post solves your  problem kindly mark it as solution.


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John BraunJohn Braun
Thank you Subhani P,

Unfortunately those links do not solve the problem. I do appreciate your help.