When you delete a group, the Designer deletes all ports of the same type in that group. However, all input/output ports remain in the transformation, belong to the group above them, and change to input ports or output ports, depending on the type of group you delete. For example, an output group contains output ports and input/output ports. You delete the output group. The Designer deletes the output ports. It changes the input/output ports to input ports. Those input ports belong to the input group with the header directly above them.