Delete apex class or trigger in Salesforce Production Org

By | November 29, 2014

It is not possible to directly delete an Apex class or trigger after it has been deployed to production. A quick workaround to delete or disable Apex Class/Trigger is by using eclipse and IDE.

Here are the steps –

  1. Download IDE.
  2. Connect to the salesforce production org.
  3. Download the apex class/trigger.
  4. Open the XML file of the Apex class/trigger.
  5. Change the status of the Apex class/trigger to Deleted.
  6. Save and deploy to server.

Note – Apex class status can only be changed to “Active” or “Deleted” and not “Inactive”.Trigger
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