Delete a topic
If RBAC is enabled, you must have permissions to delete a topic.
Contact your RBAC system administrator.
When you request to delete a topic, the topic is marked for deletion.
The topic is not deleted immediately unless it is devoid of data,
such as a newly created topic. In the interim, you cannot recreate
a topic with the same name as the topic being deleted until the original topic
and its data is finished being deleted.
Delete a topic
- Select a cluster from the navigation bar.
- Click the Topics cluster submenu. The Topics page appears.
- Click the link for the topic name. The Overview page appears.
- Click the Configuration tab.
- Click Edit settings -> Delete topic.
- Confirm the topic deletion by typing the topic name and
Delete an internal topic
There might be an occasion where you need to delete an internal topic, especially
if directed to by Confluent Support. For
example, after upgrading Control Center, topics prefixed with previous versions can
be safely deleted. Control Center creates internal topics with the current version in use.
Select a cluster from the navigation bar.
Click the Topics cluster submenu. The All topics page appears.
Click the Hide internal topics toggle to off to unhide internal topics.
Internal topics are prefixed with an underscore.
Click the link for the topic name that you want to delete. The Overview page
Click the Configuration tab.
Click Edit settings -> Delete topic. You are prompted to type the
topic name to confirm deleting the topic.
Select the check box to acknowledge your awareness that you are deleting an
internal topic and its possible ramifications.
Confirm delete internal topic in Control Center
Deleting an internal topic could adversely impact your Confluent Platform
installation. If in doubt, consult Confluent Support.
Click Continue. The topic is marked for deletion.
To cancel deleting the topic, click Cancel.