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Deactivating a Value in a List of Values

You can deactivate individual values in a list. Inactive values do not appear to users in a drop-down list, and active values appear to users. Inactive values are not deleted. To delete values, the No Delete property in the List Of Values business component must be FALSE.

CAUTION:  Deactivating some lists of values can adversely impact standard Siebel functionality. Be careful when deactivating a list of values, because the Siebel application might depend on the list of values.

Do not deactivate list-of-values types or values used internally by the Siebel application. For example, do not deactivate list-of-values types that include "Repository" in the Type field name.

Be careful when deactivating values. For example, if you deactivate the value Commercial in the Account_Type list of values, but account data with an Account Type of Commercial exists, you might introduce inconsistencies in your data. If you want to deactivate a value, first clean up the account records in the Siebel database.

To deactivate a value in a list of values

  1. Navigate to the Administration - Data screen, then the List of Values view.
  2. If necessary, perform a query to locate the record that you want to deactivate.
  3. Select the record that you want to deactivate.
  4. In the Active field, click the check mark to clear the field.
  5. Click Clear Cache.

    You can navigate to the list of values to see that the value no longer appears.

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