Deleting custom object records manually

You can manually delete one or more custom object records from a custom object. You can delete up to 50,000 records at a time.

Tip: You can automate the deletion of custom object records using the Delete Custom Object Record action step available on the program canvas for custom object programs. You can push changed records to a program and evaluate the record before deleting it. Use decision steps like Compare Custom Object Fields, Has Linked Contact, or Compare Date to evaluate the record. If the record needs to be deleted, then use the Delete Custom Object Record action step. Learn more about custom object programs.

To delete a custom object record manually:

  1. Navigate to Audience An image of the Audience icon., then click Custom Objects.
  2. Open the custom object.
  3. Choose an option:
    OptionSteps
    To delete an individual custom object record
    1. Click View Custom Object Record.

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    2. Click the drop-down next to the record and then click Delete Custom Object Record.
    To delete multiple records
    1. Click Reporting, then click Custom Object Records Data.

      An image highlighting the Custom Object Records Data menu option

    2. Select all the records that you want to delete.

      An image selecting the Custom Object Records to be deleted

    3. Click Actions and then click Delete Custom Object Records.
    To delete all the custom object records
    1. Click View Custom Object Record.

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    2. Click the Custom Data drop-down, then click Delete All Custom Object Records.

      An image of the CustomData drop-down list with Delete All Custom Object Records highlighted.

    3. Chose an option:
      • To delete all custom object records in this custom object that are not read-only, click Delete.
      • To delete all custom object records including read-only records, click Override and Delete.

Learn more

Managing custom object record services

Viewing custom object record reports

Custom objects