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Deleting ResordType ...


Can you tell me how can I remove record Type that I created ......?

When I deactivate that recordType an error is fired...

This record type ReleasedType cannot be deactivated because the following profiles use this record type as default.

profile 's are...

System Administrator

StandardPlatform User

Custom: MarketingProfile

Custom: Sales Profile

Custom: Support Profile - Free User

Gold Partner User

Standard User

Read Only

Solution Manager

Marketing User

Contract Manager


Silver Partner User


Please help me as soon as possible..






Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 



Follow the below steps to delete the record type:


1) Go to the Profile "Profile Name"

2) There is a section called "Record Type Setting" on the profile, which is below the 'Tab Setting' section and above the 'Administrative Permission' section on the profile.

3) Find your custom object name in subsection "Custom Record Type Settings" of "Record Type Setting" section.

4) Click on "Edit" link in front of you custom object name and remove the record type  from selected record type list on the profile.

5) Now select the Master record type from 'Available Record Types' to 'Selected Record Types' and click on save button

6) Perform same task for all the profile than you will be able to delete the record type of the object.

After performing these steps for these profiles. You can delete the record type


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