Delete an account

Deletes a specific account asynchronously.

Notes and Limitations:

  • For account deletion, the system will start a backend job to remove all transactions under the accounts and change the status of the accounts to 'Cancelled'. This backend job is asynchronous and will take some time, depending on the job size.
  • An account cannot be deleted when the account is either the invoice owner or the subscription owner of a subscription and the subscription's invoice owner and subscription owner are two different accounts. An exception to this limitation is if the Enable Force Deletion for Account? setting is set to Yes, you can force delete an account that is the subscription owner of a subscription while the invoice owner is a different account. Force deleting this account deletes all its subscriptions, but the relevant invoices will not be impacted.
  • An account cannot be deleted if this account has ever been involved in an Owner Transfer amendment or order action, either as the current owner or as the previous owner.
path Parameters

Account number or account ID.

header Parameters

Include the Accept-Encoding: gzip header to compress responses as a gzipped file. It can significantly reduce the bandwidth required for a response.

If specified, Zuora automatically compresses responses that contain over 1000 bytes of data, and the response contains a Content-Encoding header with the compression algorithm so that your client can decompress it.


Include the Content-Encoding: gzip header to compress a request. With this header specified, you should upload a gzipped file for the request payload instead of sending the JSON payload.


The value is in the Bearer {token} format where {token} is a valid OAuth token generated by calling Create an OAuth token.

string <= 64 characters

A custom identifier for tracing the API call. If you set a value for this header, Zuora returns the same value in the response headers. This header enables you to associate your system process identifiers with Zuora API calls, to assist with troubleshooting in the event of an issue.

The value of this field must use the US-ASCII character set and must not include any of the following characters: colon (:), semicolon (;), double quote ("), and quote (').


An entity ID. If you have Zuora Multi-entity enabled and the OAuth token is valid for more than one entity, you must use this header to specify which entity to perform the operation in. If the OAuth token is only valid for a single entity, or you do not have Zuora Multi-entity enabled, you do not need to set this header.


Comma separated IDs. If you have Zuora Multi-Org enabled, you can use this header to specify which orgs to perform the operation in. If you do not have Zuora Multi-Org enabled, you should not set this header.

The IDs must be a sub-set of the user's accessible orgs. If you specify an org that the user does not have access to, the operation fails.

If the header is not set, the operation is performed in scope of the user's accessible orgs.


Internal Server Error


Request Errors

Request samples
Response samples
  • "id": "40288ae9600808280160081dc9c13f15",
  • "jobId": "40288ae9600808280160081db1533506",
  • "jobStatus": "Pending",
  • "success": true