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Destroys the given group - the group must be empty and local to the machine executing this command.
In Arma 3 you can find out locality of the group with local command, unlike with previous games. However owner and setOwner don't work with groups anywhere. The group will always be local to the client that created it, until the client disconnects, then the group becomes local to the server. So if you need to delete a group, delete all members first then execute deleteGroup where is it local.
Arma 3
In Arma 3 when the last unit leaves a group, the group gets automatically deleted. Manually deleting all units from a group, however, does not automatically delete the empty group. To force the group to get auto-deleted when empty, use deleteGroupWhenEmpty.


deleteGroup group
group: Group
Return Value:


Example 1:
deleteGroup _group;
Example 2:
[_group] remoteExec ["deleteGroup", groupOwner _group]; // server only

Additional Information

See also:
deleteGroupWhenEmpty isGroupDeletedWhenEmpty createGroup units group groupFromNetId


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ColonelSandersLite - c
Posted on Dec 17, 2006 - 00:34 (UTC)
The deleteGroup Command does not work when there are living members of in the group. It doesn't error, it simply doesn't do anything.
5133p39 - c
Posted on Jul 10, 2007 - 07:50 (UTC)
Living or not doesn't matter - you can't delete the group while it contains any units - even dead ones. It takes few seconds until a dead unit is automatically removed from its group.
LongEnoughName - c
Posted on Sep 12, 2013 - 03:54 (UTC)
deleteGroup will only delete local groups even if called by server. Say we have a situation where client creates a group and puts a unit there and later unit dies/gets deleted, server will not be able to delete that empty group until client leaves the game and group ownership switches to server.