Drupal Admin account issue

Posted on 2010-08-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi Experts,

There is something weird happening to my admin account.
So, I using the core profile module (local/admin/user/profile), I added a new single-line-text field named Prueba  (please see attached image 1-step.jpg).
Then I went to my admin account (local/user/1/edit) to see how it looks like (see attached 2-step.jpg).
But I did not like it so I decided to delete Prueba (see 3-step.jpg), but when I clicked delete, instead of deleting only prueba, is asking me if I want to delete my admin account ( see 4-step.jpg).

I don't understand this. Could someone please explain me why instead of only deleting Prueba, it wants to delete de entire admin account?

Thanks in advance.

Question by:glepiza
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Thomas4019 earned 250 total points
ID: 33480400
Thanks for all the screenshots! they really help.

All you need to do is click delete as seen in step 1. See my attached image

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33480575
Thanks Thomas!! :),
From now on, Im going to delete everything from there.
Do you know  why deleting it from the admin account deletes the actual account instead of just Prueba?
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Expert Comment

ID: 33480603
Glad to help!

That delete button is always there when you edit any part of a user, it will delete the users account. I can see how it would be confusing, but once you figure it out it makes sense.
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Author Comment

ID: 33480993
Thanks for the answer Thomas, as you said, it will make sense later on, for now I am just not going to be careful and delete those fields from the place you said otherwise I will delete my admin account again lol. Yup, I did not read anything, just pressed delete and then I could no login back again. I am so glad I backed up my files and database frecuently.  

Thanks again,


Author Comment

ID: 33480996
I mean, for now I am just going to be careful, I wrote "not going to be careful"
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ID: 33481037
haha, yeah, it's always good to backup. Backup and Migrate can automatically backup daily, I highly recommend it.

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Hey thanks!!!, I will definitely use that one.

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