How to Mass “Delete Custom Fields” in Salesforce?

Mass “Delete Custom Fields” In Salesforce

Requirement – For any Salesforce Admin or developer, if there is a requirement to delete multiple Custom Fields for multiple objects (Standard or Custom).

– For a developer, it would be tedious job to open and delete each field one by one using Salesforce Standard process.These type of work requests would take much more effort and time. Bulk Object Field Creator is one the best option to overcome above issue by Deleting Multiple Custom Field in few clicks.

Benefits of BOFC App to Mass Delete Fields in Salesforce:

  1. Supports both Standard and Custom Objects
  2. User can delete fields of multiple Objects in single click
  3. User can delete multiple fields of a multiple types in single click
  4. User can delete fields easily using XLS.
  5. Easy, Simple, Clickable process to delete fields.

To avail this feature, kindly make sure you have installed the latest version of the application. You can upgrade your package using either of two ways:

  1. In Salesforce, go to “BOFC Home > Settings > App Version > Click to Upgrade” — or —
  2. Refer the below button to quickly upgrade your package to the latest version and explore its complete benefits:

Few Simple Steps to Delete Multiple Custom Fields in Salesforce

1. Open the BOFC Home > Click “Bulk Field Deletion”

 Bulk Field Deletion


2. It will open below screen for BOFC Delete Fields

BOFC Delete Fields

User can display list of fields using two methods:

  1. Show Directly: Once objects are selected and this method is selected, on clicking “Display Custom Fields”, it will display the list of custom fields for the selected objects in the form of table.
  2. Using XLS: User can download the XLS file for all the custom fields for the selected objects. User can filter the sheet and can mark which fields needs to be deleted. Once the sheet is ready, user can upload the final sheet and can delete multiple fields in single click.

Let’s review the XLS process in detail:

Step 1. Select multiple “objects” from drop down, Select the method as Download as xls to delete fields and Click on Download as xls” button

 Select multiple "objects" from drop down


  1. Select single or multiple objects
  2. Select Method to Delete
  3. Click on Download as xls and wait for couple of seconds for process to complete (as shown in below image)

Click on Download as xls

  1. User can click on [Download] as per above screenshot to download all fields in XLS
  2. Open excel and modify your field details and save file as xls or xlsx
  3. Open your BOFC Delete Field page and drag or select your excel file.

Step 2. Drag file on page and it displays all the fields in tabular format

Drag file on page

Above image has many features (each number has its description as below):

  1. User can filter fields by object or field names
  2. Pagination – This page has a pagination if count of fields is more than 80. Each page shows 80 fields. User can use “>” or “<” or “<<” or “>>” buttons to navigate on other pages.
  3. User can select the checkbox infront of each row.
  4. Delete Fields – On clicking this button, it will Delete all the selected fields for object.

3. Once the Delete action is completed, it will show “Success or Error” status message in-front of each row.

Delete action is completed

Have a look at step by step detailed video to “Bulk Delete Multiple Salesforce Fields for Multiple Objects


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