Delete App Maker apps and databases

App Maker apps are saved as project files in the app owner’s Google Drive. App owners can delete app project files from Drive. App data isn’t deleted when app owners delete an app from Drive. You must delete the app database separately.

Delete the Cloud SQL database for an app deployment

Use caution when you delete databases or Cloud SQL instances used by App Maker apps. If you delete the wrong database, a deployed app might not work anymore.
  1. Get the database key of the database you want to delete. If you don’t have edit permission for the app, ask the developer to get the key for you:
    1. Open the app in App Maker.
    2. Click Settings and then Deployments and then your deployment and then Edit.
    3. In the Google Cloud SQL address section, under Use Default Domain Cloud SQL database, locate the value for Database key.
    4. If you want to delete the databases that are associated with all deployments, record the database keys for all deployments.
  2. In the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Console, delete the Cloud SQL database. If you don’t have permission to access the GCP project, work with your GCP admin to delete the database that corresponds to the database key.

If your organization downgrades to a Google product that doesn’t include App Maker (such as G Suite Basic) or App Maker is turned off, you can’t open an app in App Maker any more. App owners can delete the app from their Drive, but can’t retrieve the database key. Make sure that you gather database keys and delete databases before you downgrade or turn off App Maker.

Delete a MySQL database

The owner of the database should refer to MySQL documentation for information about how to delete an app's databases.

Delete an App Maker app

Important: For apps that use Cloud SQL for their database, app owners must record the database keys for all of an app’s deployments before they delete the app. The database key is required to delete the correct Cloud SQL database.

App owners can delete apps they own. If you don’t own the app project file, you can transfer ownership to yourself and delete the app.

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