Delete a Field from a Form | Zoho Creator Help

Delete field

Delete a field from a form

  1. Open the component menu as shown below, then select the required form. Its  Design  page will appear.

  2. Hover on the form's preview, then click  Open Form Builder .
  3. Select the required field.
  4. Click the  Delete  icon on the right:

  5. If the field stores data, you will be taken to step six. Otherwise, you will be taken to step eight.
  6. If the field stores data in even one record, Zoho Creator will prompt as follows. Upon clicking  I understand, Proceed :
    • If the field is referred to in the same or different app, you will be taken to step seven
    • If the field is not referred to at all, the field and the data in it will be deleted. (Field deletion will be over)

  7. If the field is referred to in the same or different app, Zoho Creator will prompt as follows and list all the places this field has been referred. You must remove the field from the listed places to be able to delete it.
    • Clicking  Okay  will close the prompt
    • Refer to  this  section to learn the kinds of references that Zoho Creator will list

    In this image, the  Email Address  field has been referred to in the following places:
    • The  Assigned to  field in the  Devices  form
    • The  Employees  field in the  Add Department  form
    • The  predefined filter  of the  All_Assigned_Devices  report
    • The  Notify Device Assignment workflow
  8. If the field doesn't store any data and is not referred to in any way in the same or different app, Zoho Creator will prompt:

  9. Click  Yes .

Field references

  • Advanced Display fields :
    • If the field has been configured as a  Display Field  of a  lookup  field in another form
    • If the field has been included in the  Expression  of a  formula  field
  • REPORTS :
    • If the field is used in any report to filter data
    • Reports where this field is displayed, or is used to group or sort data, will not be listed
  • PERSONALIZED REPORTS :
    • If any of your app's users have created personalized reports that use the field to filter data
    • Reports where this field is displayed, or is used to group and sort data, will not be listed
  • WORKFLOW :
  1. Understand fields
  2. Add field
  3. Rearrange field

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