Delete an account

A transaction that deletes an existing account from the Hedera network. Before deleting an account, the existing hbars must be transferred to another account. If you fail to transfer the hbars, you will receive an error message "setTransferAccountId() required." Transfers cannot be made into a deleted account. A record of the deleted account will remain in the ledger until it expires.The expiration of a deleted account can be extended. The account that is being deleted is required to sign the transaction.

Transaction Signing Requirements

  • The account the is being deleted is required to sign the transaction

Constructor

Description

new AccountDeleteTransaction()

Initializes the AccountDeleteTransaction object

new AccountDeleteTransaction()

Methods

V2
V1
V2

Method

Type

Description

Requirement

setAccountId(<accountId>)

AccountId

The ID of the account to delete.

Required

setTransferAccountId(<transferAccountId>)

AccountId

The ID of the account to transfer the remaining funds to.

Optional

Java
//Create the transaction to delete an account
AccountDeleteTransaction transaction = new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setAccountId(accountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID);
//Freeze the transaction for signing, sign with the private key of the account that will be deleted, sign with the operator key and submit to a Hedera network
TransactionResponse txResponse = transaction.freezeWith(client).sign(newKey).execute(client);
//Request the receipt of the transaction
TransactionReceipt receipt = txResponse.getReceipt(client);
//Get the transaction consensus status
Status transactionStatus = receipt.status;
System.out.println("The transaction consensus status is " +transactionStatus);
JavaScript
//Create the transaction to delete an account
const transaction = await new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setAccountId(accountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID)
.freezeWith(client);
//Sign the transaction with the account key
const signTx = await transaction.sign(accountKey);
//Sign with the client operator private key and submit to a Hedera network
const txResponse = await signTx.execute(client);
//Request the receipt of the transaction
const receipt = await txResponse.getReceipt(client);
//Get the transaction consensus status
const transactionStatus = receipt.status;
console.log("The transaction consensus status is " +transactionStatus);
//2.0.5
Go
//Create the transaction to delete an account, freeze the transaction for signing
transaction, err := hedera.NewAccountDeleteTransaction().
SetAccountID(newAccountID).
SetTransferAccountID(operatorAccountID).
FreezeWith(client)
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
//Sign with the private key of the account that will be deleted, sign with the operator key and submit to a Hedera network
txResponse, err := transaction.Sign(accountKey).Execute(client)
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
//Request the receipt of the transaction
receipt, err := txResponse.GetReceipt(client)
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
//Get the transaction consensus status
transactionStatus := receipt.Status
fmt.Printf("The transaction consensus status is %v\n", transactionStatus)
//v2.0.0
V1

Method

Type

Description

Requirement

setAccountId(<accountId>)

AccountId

The ID of the account to delete.

Required

setTransferAccountId(<transferAccountId>)

AccountId

The ID of the account to transfer the remaining funds to.

Optional

Java
//Create the transaction
AccountDeleteTransaction transaction = new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setDeleteAccountId(accountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID);
//Build the unsigned transaction, sign with account key, sign with the client operator account private key and submit to a Hedera network
TransactionId txId = transaction.build(client).sign(newKey).execute(client);
//Request the receipt of the transaction
TransactionReceipt receipt = txId.getReceipt(client);
//Get the transaction consensus status
Status transactionStatus = receipt.status;
System.out.println("The transaction consensus status is " +transactionStatus);
//v1.3.2
JavaScript
//Create the transaction
const transaction = await new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setDeleteAccountId(accountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID)
.builc(client);
//Sign the transaction with the account key
const signTx = await transaction.sign(accountKey);
//Sign with the client operator private key and submit to a Hedera network
const txId = await signTx.execute(client);
//Request the receipt of the transaction
const receipt = await txId.getReceipt(client);
//Get the transaction consensus status
const transactionStatus = receipt.status;
console.log("The transaction consensus status is " +transactionStatus);

Get transaction values

V2
V2

Method

Type

Description

getAccountId(<accountId>)

AccountId

The account to delete

getTransferAccountId(<transferAccountId>)

AccountId

The account to transfer the remaining funds to

Java
//Create the transaction to delete an account
AccountDeleteTransaction transaction = new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setAccountId(newAccountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID);
//Get the account ID from the transaction
AccountId transactionAccountId = transaction.getAccountId()
System.out.println("The account to be deleted in this transaction is " +transactionAccountId)
//v2.0.0
JavaScript
//Create the transaction to delete an account
const transaction = new AccountDeleteTransaction()
.setAccountId(newAccountId)
.setTransferAccountId(OPERATOR_ID);
//Get the account ID from the transaction
const transactionAccountId = transaction.getAccountId()
console.log("The account to be deleted in this transaction is " +transactionAccountId)
Go
//Create the transaction to delete an account
transaction, err := hedera.NewAccountDeleteTransaction().
SetAccountID(newAccountID).
SetTransferAccountID(operatorAccountID)
//Get the account ID from the transaction
transactionAccountId := transaction.GetAccountID()
//v2.0.0