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Bulk Deletion of Records

I am currently deleting records individually or selecting up to 250 recordsin the main display area.

I am intending to import 10,000 records, so this slow manual delete won't work.
What can I do to bulk delete these records?

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59calCommented:
Hi,

this should allow you to temporarily bypass the 250 record limit. Alternatively the page does have a link to creating a supported solution i.e. a plugin to do this.

http://crm.project95.com/tag/personaloptions

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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You can use methods documented in the SDK to programmatically delete the records. If you create an Advanced Find view that specifies the records to be created you can refer to that view.

Alternatively, wait until you upgrade to CRM 2011 which  I understand will include the a bulk delete feature in the application!
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stacko111Commented:
If you're importing the records via the inbuilt CRM import then I think you have the option to delete those records when you delete the import job itself.
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juttaReimannAuthor Commented:
Hi feridun,
I like the idea of using Advanced Find. I tried it out, but again I will hit the 250 record limit.
Am I doing something wrong?
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juttaReimannAuthor Commented:
Hi stacko111,
I have tried to use the delete option after having imported the job.  But I am only delete the line on the import screen, not the records.
What am I doing wrong?
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59calCommented:
If you want to use a view and delete the records from a specific view, use this utility:

http://mscrmtools.blogspot.com/2010/05/tool-update-bulkdeletelauncher.html 
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I did't mean using Advanced Find to delete the records.  I meant using Advanced Find to create a view that defines the records to be deleted and then using the view programmatically in a program to specify what should be deleted. The CRM SDK has details on programmatically creating bulk delete jobs.  Alternatively you can specify the records to be deleted in the program without creating an Advanced Find view.  Search for Bulk Delete in the SDK.

There is no way to bulk delete records in the application for CRM 4.0 on premise. You can't use the import record to delete the imported contacts other than a page at a time.

CRM Online, curiously, does have a bulk delete feature in the application and so does CRM 2011 on-premise.


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