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We are developing an upgrade to a managed package and want to delete a custom field on the Contact object. There is no option to delete it. Are there are any suggestions to delete or hide the field?

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You cannot delete a custom field after releasing a Managed Package. In the ISV docs there is a chart showing what objects are Customer/Developer Editable and Deleteable. Custom fields are no by both parties as far as ability to delete.

You can certainly make a new page layout and not include that field. Additionally you can edit the profile and/or Permission set (since you are referring to Contact which is a Standard object it would be the Profile in this case) and make the field inaccessible by that profile.

Those are your only options.

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  • I'm confused the doc here says they're developer deletable on page 29: na15.salesforce.com/help/pdfs/en/salesforce_packaging_guide.pdf
    – Phil B
    Feb 5 '14 at 15:59
  • The initial question was posted 7 months ago. You are reading the current, Spring 14, Salesforce release notes. Salesforce has since added the ability to do this. It was not available before this release.
    – ddeve
    Feb 7 '14 at 3:54

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