I created a couple of custom objects as I was testing something and I would like to remove them.

My Salesforce layout/theme is Lightning and when I login I go to Setup > Objects and Fields > Object Manager.

I can see the 2 custom objects I created but in the drop down there is no Delete option.

The profile type of the logged in account is System Admin and it has the Customize Application permission.

How can I delete these custom objects?

  • 2
    This might be an omission in the UI, but I'm pretty sure it used to be there at late as Winter '17. I'll ask someone about it. However, if you'd rather not switch to Classic, you can click on the Schema Builder, add the custom object to the layout, and use the gear icon to delete the custom object.
    – sfdcfox
    May 8, 2017 at 5:13
  • Schema builder saved the day
    – andrewb
    May 8, 2017 at 5:32

2 Answers 2


As per Help Doc:

"Delete Custom Objects" is only Available in Salesforce Classic as of now.

Anyway, based on my personal experience so far, don't use Lightning UI to do administration work now... It is not user-friendly and some features not works...


Looks like a bug - In classic, delete is clearly there, however, not in lightning as the documentation states.


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I tested using a Dev org in Spring '17.

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