Deleting a Dictionary

Data Owners can delete individual dictionaries from a dataset. To do this they should select the dictionary they wish to delete from the dictionaries drop down:

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They should then choose the 'Delete dictionary' option on the right hand side of the screen:

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When this has been selected, the dataset will be in edit mode, and the data owner will have the option to save or cancel their changes:

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If they choose 'Cancel' then the dictionary will not be deleted, if they choose 'Save' then the dictionary will be deleted.

As with deleting a full dataset, when a dictionary is deleted the underlying data will also be deleted. If a dictionary has been deleted in error then the data owner can raise a service desk ticket to have it restored from the FAIR daily back up, which is held for 14 days.

Updated on October 5, 2023

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