I have three connected Custom Object I'm trying to delete. When I attempt to delete them, I get the following message.

'Your attempt to delete .... could not be completed because it is associated with the following relationships with other objects.'

Now, I've deleted all the data and fields contained within this object so there's no fields connecting them left. However, I still get this message.

I've read up that you need to ERASE the deleted fields, but I don't seem to have access to this feature.

Any advice!?! Very lost with this..

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When you go to the "Custom Fields & Relationships" section of the custom object definition, there will be a bold link labeled "Deleted Fields (#)". If you click on that link, it will take you to a page where you will see the "Erase" option.

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    Thank you Martin, I had to switch back to Salesforce Classic to do this! All resolved now. Aug 1, 2018 at 8:34
  • @JamesPowell No problem. Glad I could help.
    – martin
    Aug 1, 2018 at 8:35

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