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Delete | Apex DML Standalone Statement

Delete | Apex DML Standalone Statement

What You’ll Learn

tickDelete opertion in Salesforce

tickExamples of Delete operation in Salesforce

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Delete In Apex

To delete a record, you need to use the Delete statement.


List < Contact > conList = [SELECT Name FROM Contact];
Map < String, ID > mMap = new Map < String, ID > ();
for (Contact c: conList) {
    mMap.put(c.Name, c.Id);
List < Contact > uniqList = new List < Contact > ();
List < Contact > delList = new List < Contact > ();
Set < String > sSet = mMap.keySet();
Set < ID > uniqSet = new Set < ID > ();
for (String s: sSet) {
for (Contact c1: conList) {
    if (uniqSet.contains(c1.Id)) uniqList.add(c1);
    else delList.add(c1);
delete delList;

  • Use is Deleted=true & ALL ROWS keyword to get the deleted records from the recycle bin using SOQL.
  • ALL ROWS keyword cannot be used in the query editor but can be used in the apex class or function while querying record in [].

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