How to "clean" a z/OS Connect API project

How to remove an incorrect or obsolete OpenAPI definition from the z/OS Connect Designer.

About this task

If you are working on an API project and imported an incorrect OpenAPI definition to the IBM® z/OS Connect Designer, complete the following steps to clean up z/OS Connect Designer and load the new OpenAPI definition file. The following steps can be performed while z/OS Connect Designer is running or stopped.


  1. Go to the API project directory on the host system.
  2. List all the files in the project directory including any hidden files.
  3. Take a backup of any of the project files, such as configuration files.
  4. Delete all the files, including the hidden files, from the project directory.
  5. Reload the z/OS Connect Designer if it is running or restart it to load the API project.