How to Delete the Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce

In this Salesforce tutorial, we will learn how to delete the Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce. We will discuss the method of deleting a Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic.

Deleting the Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce

Picklist (Multi-Select) fields are used in Salesforce development so that users can select from many of the data available on the list. This Picklist (Multi-Select) allows users to select multiple data from the list in Salesforce. Since in Picklist (Multi-Select) field, values are in the list of big data and it is time-consuming to find value from the list and pick it.

It is better to delete those values which are not in use or required to be in the Picklist (Multi-Select) field. This will avoid time consumption and errors.

While working in Salesforce development for our client organization, I had to delete a Picklist (Multi-Select) value because that organization closed its clients’ operations in Washington. I had stored this value in the Clients Cities and now I will show you how to delete this value in further steps.

Delete Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce Lightning

To delete a Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce Lightning, login to your Salesforce account and follow the below steps.

Step 1- On the Setup page of Salesforce Lighting, click on the Object Manager.

Delete the Picklist Multi-Select Value in Salesforce Lightning

Step 2- Select the object with an existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field in the Object Manager setup. I have an existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field in the object Business Brand.

Salesforce Lightning Delete the Picklist Multi-Select Value

Step 3- In this window, we can see a list of options in the left sidebar under the heading Details. Here, click on Fields and Relationships.

Salesforce Lightning Delete Value-of Picklist Multi Select

Step 4- Select an existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field from the column FIELD LABEL. In this case, I have an existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field “Client Cities”.

Picklist Multi Select Value Delete in Salesforce Lightning

Step 5- In the next window, scroll down and go to the section Values, and from there select the Picklist (Multi-Select) value you have to delete. I have selected the value Washington to delete it. Now click on the DEL button as shown in the below picture.

Salesforce Lightning Delete Value of Picklist Multi-Select field

Step 6- As we click on the DEL button, a pop-up window will open asking for confirmation to delete the Picklist (Multi-Select) value. To confirm, click on the OK button.

Picklist Multi-Select Value Deleting in Salesforce Lightning

As we click the OK button, the Picklist (Multi-Select) value “Washington” will be removed from the list of Values as shown in the below picture

Salesforce Lightning Delete the Picklist Multi Select Values

Delete Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce Classic

To delete a Picklist (Multi-Select) Value in Salesforce Classic, login to your Salesforce account and follow the below steps.

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Step 1- After logging in, if you are in the Salesforce Lightning mode then to switching Salesforce Classic, click on the user profile picture as shown below picture and from there click on the Switch to Salesforce Classic.

Salesforce Classic Delete the Picklist Multi-Select Value

Step 2- Now we will see the home screen of Salesforce Classic, click on the Setup tab.

Salesforce Classic Delete Value of Picklist Multi-Select fieldSalesforce Classic Delete Value of Picklist Multi-Select field

Step 3- Now we are in the Setup window, here scroll down and go to the Build section in the left sidebar and there click on the Customize dropdown. In the dropdown, you will see a list of objects and from there select the object with the existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field.

I have object Products with an existing Picklist (Multi-Select) field. After selecting the object click on Fields.

Delete the Picklist Multi-Select Value in Salesforce Classic

Step 4- In this step, go to the Custom Fields and Relationships, and from there select the Picklist (Multi-Select) field in which you will delete a value. I have selected the value New car products for that.

Delete Picklist Multi Select Value in Salesforce Classic

Step 5- In this window, scroll to the Values section and pick the value you want to delete from the Picklist (Multi-Select) field. I have selected the value Battery Cabel terminal to delete it.

Delete button Picklist Multi-Select Value in Salesforce Classic

Step 6- As we click on the delete button “DEL” a pop-up window will appear, asking to confirm the deleting of value. Click on the OK button to confirm.

Salesforce Classic Deleting the Picklist Multi-Select Value

As we click on the OK button the selected value Battery Cabel terminal will be removed from the list of Values.

Now we have successfully deleted the value of a Picklist (Multi-Select) field in Salesforce Classic.

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Conclusion

In this Salesforce tutorial, we have learned to delete Picklist (Multi-Select) values in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic. We also discussed the need to delete a Picklist (Multi-Select) value and understood the process with the help of examples.

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