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Delete API for Custom created TypeDef in APache Atlas is not working

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Hi All,


Thanks for reading my question. Please try to help me with your suggestions.


I have created my custom entity type def. Now I want to delete it.But not able to do. 

here is what I am trying to do

curl -i -X DELETE -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -u <user> 'http://host:21000/api/atlas/v2/types/typedefs/' -d @delete1.json


my json

"enumTypes": [],
"structTypes": [],
"traitTypes": [],
"classTypes": [{
"superTypes": ["DataSet"],
"hierarchicalMetaTypeName": "org.apache.atlas.typesystem.types.ClassType",
"typeName": "DELETEAPI",
"typeDescription": null,
"attributeDefinitions": [{
"name": "apiName",
"dataTypeName": "string",
"multiplicity": "required",
"isComposite": false,
"isUnique": false,
"isIndexable": true,
"reverseAttributeName": null




HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 15:27:22 GMT
Set-Cookie: ATLASSESSIONID=164i6cnhs29w61zq1nea7yxad;Path=/;HttpOnly
Expires: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
X-Frame-Options: DENY
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
requestId: b44c8ba1-5068-4a77-a993-dff419300251
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'self'; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval' blob: data:; connect-src 'self'; img-src 'self' blob: data:; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline';font-src 'self' data:
Server: Apache Atlas




Rising Star

Hello @VenkyBandaru ,


Could you please try the below curl command to delete the custom entity type def?

# curl -u <username>:<password> -X DELETE 'http://<hostname>:<port>/api/atlas/v2/types/typedefs' --header 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
"entityDefs": [
"name": "<custom type name>"

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