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Deleting Apex Classes / Apex Triggers From Production Using Workbench | Salesforce Tutorial

This is a rare scenario that we might face when not using any IDE or Source Control as part of the Salesforce Development.

In order to Delete Apex Classes / Apex Triggers from Production directly using Workbench, Follow the steps from this post and complete your task efficiently.

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1. Open Notepad

2. Copy the below text and save it as “package.xml” (All files).
(Update the Version number accordingly)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2008/04/metadata">
<version>50.0</version>
</Package>

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3. Create another file, copy the below text and save it as “destructiveClasses.xml” (All files).
(Update the Version number accordingly)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2008/04/metadata">
<types>
        <members>Class1</members>
	<members>Class2</members>	
	<name>ApexClass</name>
</types>
<types>
        <members>Trigger1</members>
	<members>Trigger2</members>	
	<name>ApexTrigger</name>
</types>
<version>50.0</version>
</Package>

The above file is based on assumption that you want to delete 2 Apex Classes and 2 Apex Triggers. Adjust based on your requirement.

Note: File names should be as mentioned in Point 2 and Point 3

4. Create a new folder with the Name: “deleteClasses” and Drag & Drop the above 2 files.

5. Open the folder and Select those 2 files > Right Click and Select “Send To Compressed Folder

6. Name the Compressed folder as “package.zip

7. Open Workbench > Login with Org Credentials

8. Click on Migrate Tab and Choose Deploy

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9. After clicking on Deploy

  • Select Check Only (For Validation before deployment)
  • Rollback On error
  • Single Package
  • RunLocalTests
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10. If the validation is Success, Uncheck the “Check only” checkbox and continue the deployment.

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