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Which circumstance will prevent a system administrator from deleting a custom field?

Which circumstance will prevent a system administrator from deleting a custom field?

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A. The field is part of a field dependency
B. The field is used in a report
C. The field is used in a page layout
D. The field is used in a workflow field update

This question is part of Practice Admin 201 Set 5
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Feb 21, 2020

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N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Sep 14, 2018

The dialog box is in the way, or the field is part of a field dependency and if the delete box is unchecked so that users cannot delete something from a folder by accident. Ability to remove something from a folder usually depends upon the permissions assigned by the parent and not the folder itself.

The ability to delete is also dependent upon certain commands. If you try to delete the main folder, you will erase everything inside except the special folder or file. Also, if the key folder is protected, then you cannot delete the custom field.

 

gauravgarg nmims

Gauravgarg nmims

Answered Jun 12, 2017

Hi John,
There are two answers to this question:
1. The field is used in a workflow Field update.
2. The field is part of field dependency (formula field in my case).
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 24, 2017

The field is used in a workflow field update
 

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