Automation Hub - Cannot Delete Categories, App Inventories

How to delete Automation Area/ Category as deletion attempt results in "This category is being used and cannot be deleted" error ?

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Root Cause: This issue happens if the category/ area :

  • has any child dependencies (Category and Sub-Category)
  • is being used in an automation idea or Components
  • is linked to applications in "Application Inventory" (Admin --> Platform Setup --> App Inventory)
Resolution: Removing all the dependencies from the above locations allows the area/ category to be deleted.