How to Mass Delete Opportunities in Salesforce using Data Loader

In Salesforce CRM, managing opportunities and data related to opportunities is crucial for an effective Sales process. In opportunity management, it is often required to delete the data of the opportunities that are irrelevant or useless.

Although opportunities can be removed manually, mass-deleting the opportunity records will consume a lot of time. In that situation, it is better to use the Salesforce data loader capable of handling bulk data management.

In this Salesforce tutorial, we will learn about the process of Mass Deleting Opportunities in Salesforce using Data Loader.

Mass Delete Opportunities in Salesforce using Data Loader

To mass-delete opportunities in Salesforce using the data loader, ensure you have installed the data loader tool in your system and have the required permissions to manage the opportunity data.

If you meet with the above conditions then follow the steps below.

To get the data of the opportunity records, we need to run a data export for the Opportunity object.

1. Open the data loader, log in with your credentials, and click the Export button.

How to mass delete Opportunity in Salesforce via data loader

2. In this step, select the data object Opportunity, then select the name and location for the data extract file and click the Next button.

Mass delete Salesforce Opportunity records using data loader

3. In this step, select the query field Id and for reference select other fields like Name, Created date and stage. After selecting the query fields, click on the Finish button.

Salesforce data loader to delete Opportunities

4. Select the opportunity records ID from the extracted data you want to delete and remove the rest of the records, then save the CSV file from where it can be accessed to the data loader.

Delete Mass Opportunities in Salesforce via data loader

5. Now again open the data loader and click the Delete button.

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6. In this step, select the data object Opportunity and the CSV file we created with the extracted data.

At last, click on the Next button.

Delete Multiple Opportunities record using the data loader

7. Now, the data loader will initialize the uploaded CSV file. Here, click on the OK button to proceed.

Delete Mass Opportunity records in Salesforce using data loader

8. To delete a record, we only need to map the ID field, and for that, click on the button Create or Edit a Map, then in the mapping dialog window, click on the button Auto-Match Fields to column or drag the ID field to the column mapping.

After mapping, click on the OK button and the Next button.

Use Salesforce Data loader to Mass delete Opportunities

9. In this step, select the location for the success and error file, then click on the Finish button.

Delete Opportunities in Salesforce via data loader

10. Now we will see two warning message on the screen regarding deleting the records in data operation. Here, click on the Yes button to proceed.

Use data loader to delete Mass Opportunities in Salesforce

11. Now the data operation will start and after its completion, we will see a dialog box displaying the errors and successes that occurred in deleting the data.

Here, click on the button View successes.

Use Salesforce Data loader to delete Opportunities

In the CSV file, we can see that opportunity records are successfully deleted with the data loader.

How to mass delete Salesforce Opportunities via data loader

We can also cross-check the deleted data from the Opportunities tab or the Salesforce recycle bin.

In this way, we can Mass delete Opportunities in Salesforce using the data loader by following the above steps.

Conclusion

In Salesforce, Opportunity management is a very important part of the Sales process, and deleting unnecessary Opportunity records is required to maintain the Opportunity data efficiently.

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By following the above steps, you might have understood the method to Mass Delete Opportunities in Salesforce using Data Loader.

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