When you delete a table, you permanently remove the table and its contents.
Important: You can’t recover the data in a table once it has been deleted. To remove a table from an app without deleting it, move it to a new app, instead.
Before you delete a table
Before you delete a table, you may want to create a new, comprehensive report to review its contents to make sure you don't delete valuable information.
To display a comprehensive report:
Open a table, click Settings, then click above Reports & charts. The report builder opens.
Make no changes to the settings, then click Display.
Important: If the table is related to other tables, delete all relationships before you delete the table. If you don't delete all relationships, you can leave orphaned lookup and reference fields behind in the remaining tables. If you have any formula fields that refer to the relationship's lookup fields, they won't work after you delete the relationship.
To delete tables
You can delete tables using either table settings or Visual Builder.
Using table settings to delete tables
- Open a table, click Settings, then click Tables.
Locate the table you want to delete, then select the checkbox to its left.
Click the delete icon () in the rightmost column of the table.
In the dialog that displays, type YES to confirm the deletion, then click Delete.
Using Visual Builder to delete tables
Open a table, click Settings, then click Structure. Visual Builder opens with the table expanded.
Use the table properties on the right to select the Delete icon:
- In the dialog that displays, type YES to confirm the deletion, then click Delete.