Do not allow delete Account, if any of related Contact associated with Account in Salesforce | Prevent the deletion of Account which have related contact through apex trigger in Salesforce


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Create Apex Trigger →

Step 1:- Create Apex Controller : AccountTrigger.apxt

SFDX:Create Apex Trigger>> New >> AccountTrigger.apxt

myAccountTrigger.apxt [Apex Trigger]

  1.     TRIGGER AccountTrigger ON Account (BEFORE DELETE, after DELETE) {
  2.     IF(TRIGGER.isBefore && TRIGGER.isDelete){
  3.         Set<Id> setId = TRIGGER.oldMap.keySet();
  4.         List<Contact> conObjList = [SELECT Id, Name, FirstName, LastName, AccountId FROM Contact WHERE AccountId IN:setId];
  6.         Map<Id, Contact> conMap = NEW Map<Id, Contact>();
  8.         FOR(Contact con:conObjList){
  9.             conMap.put(con.AccountId,con);
  10.         }
  12.         FOR(Account acc:TRIGGER.old){
  13.             IF(conMap.containsKey(acc.Id)){
  14.                 acc.addError('You can not delete this Account, if any of associated contact with this Account!');
  15.             }
  16.         }
  18.     }ELSE IF(TRIGGER.isAfter){
  20.     }
  22. }

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I Delete related contacts in Salesforce?

To delete a contact related to an entitlement, delete the associated entitlement contact records or remove the roll-up summary field from the Contact object. The deleted contact is moved to the Recycle Bin. If you undelete the contact, any associated records are restored, including any inactive Self-Service usernames.

Why we Cannot Delete a user in Salesforce?

Each account is connected to a specific role, gaining access to certain levels of your Salesforce database. Deleting an account would corrupt data uploaded to the space and compromise your company's database. You wouldn't be able to use specific files, and the related data would also be ruined.

How do related contacts work in Salesforce?

The contact and its primary account have a direct relationship. But you can add other accounts to the contact. These secondary account-contact relationships are indirect. Contacts to Multiple Accounts works with person accounts.

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