I have an existing process builder (PB) with scheduled actions that is working fine. I need to make some changes, so I clone the PB and start making changes without activating it.

When I delete a scheduled action, the Activate button is disabled and I can't get it back. I've tried different things to fix:

  • Clone the changed PB to a new version
  • Clone the original PB to a new process, then make changes in the clone.

Nothing works to re-enable the Activate button in the changed clone. This happens in sandbox and production.

Has anyone run into this before? I've opened a case with SF but hoping to get a quicker answer here.

  • Are there any (other) scheduled actions which has schedule defined but no actions defined? If yes, then the Activate button in the process builder will be disabled (this seems to be how process builder UI is designed and I don't see any problem with this since there should any scheduled action without any actions defined). If your goal is to remove the schedule actions completely, then delete the schedule as well as actions in it. This will enable the Activate button.
    – arut
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 6:40
  • @arut That was it, thanks. If you post this as an answer I'll accept it. Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 14:38

1 Answer 1


By design, the Activate button in the process builder UI will be disabled, if there are any SCHEDULED ACTIONS with schedule defined and no actions defined (see screenshot below for ref).

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To re-enable the Activate button, add any action or delete the defined schedule in the SCHEDULED ACTIONS.

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