I've created a visual workflow that will allow users that has custom permission to delete activities (calls, emails...) and a delete custom button have been created to trigger the flow and override the standard delete button. However, I also need to override the del link in the related list in order to prevent users that don't have custom permission to delete activities. Is there a way to override or remove the del link option from the action column in the related list or I really need to create a VF page to prevent the deletion? Suggestions?

  • you could also do a before delete trigger and catch the delete action that way
    – cropredy
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 18:24
  • Hi cropredy! Thanks for the comment. So, can I do it in the flow? How? I'll appreciate if you can give me more details about how can I do that. Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 12:54
  • You can override the standard delete action on both the related list and the detail page's Delete button with a VF page that could launch a flow.
    – cropredy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 15:02
  • The standard delete button was override for a custom one and the flow is working. We just need to adjust the del standard link in the action column in order to prevent activities record deletion. :) Thank you for your suggestion! Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 15:09
  • Does anyone have any good resources on how to prevent users from using the del standard link in the action column in order to prevent AccountContactRelationship record deletions? It seems like a VF page is the way to go, but as I am not versed in VF or APex, can anyone pleeeease help?? Thank you, MG
    – Tony
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 0:20

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Yes, you need to overwrite the entire related list with a Visualforce Page. It used to be able to be possible by injecting stylesheets and scripts and the like, but that has been disabled for some time.

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