Delete a Question or Question Equivalence Class

You can use the ManageResources action to delete a question or a question equivalence class.

After you delete an item, there is a short period in which you can undelete it, before it is permanently deleted from the system. See Undelete a Question or Question Equivalence Class.

To delete a question or question equivalence class, you use a ManageResources action in a POST request method, with the information about the item that you want to delete provided in the Data parameter as a JSON object.

You must include the ID of the item that you want to delete, and set the type of the operation to question or question_equivalence_class, as appropriate.


You cannot delete a question that has the state answered (that is, a question that belongs to a question equivalence class). You must remove it from the question equivalence class before you delete it. See Update the Question State and Update a Question Equivalence Class.

You can retrieve the ID of the question or question equivalence class by sending a GetResources action. For example:


The following example deletes a question equivalence class.

   "ids": [ 

You can retrieve the full schema for the JSON object to use by using the GetResources action. See Find the JSON Schema for Your Update.


The ManageResources action fails if you attempt to use request JSON that contains properties that are not contained in the appropriate schema.