Cannot delete a site, "asset is in use and cannot be deleted" and "Failed to check out the asset implicitly. The asset may be locked by other user"

(Doc ID 2071466.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 7.6.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to delete a site in Admin UI, we are seeing the following error:

Cannot delete.
This asset is in use and cannot be deleted.


and in sites.log the following is logged

[2015-10-08 10:57:45,746 BST] [INFO ] [http-8080-5] [com.fatwire.logging.cs] Publication:Delete exception com.openmarket.basic.interfaces.AssetException: Failed to check out the asset implicitly. The asset may be locked by other user.(-10014)[OpenMarket/Xcelerate/Admin/Site/DeleteSite#OpenMarket/Xcelerate/Admin/SitePost]

Cause

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