Delete a Business Contact record in Business Contact Manager

When you delete a Business Contact record, Business Contact Manager for Outlook deletes all its linked items, such as Account records, Opportunity records, Business Projects, Project Tasks, and communication history items.

Delete a Business Contact record

Before deleting a Business Contact record, verify that you have saved any of its linked items that you want to keep.

  1. On the Business Contact Manager menu, click Business Contacts.

  2. In the Business Contacts list, click the Business Contact record that you want to delete.

  3. On the Edit menu, click Delete.

A deleted linked item can still be available after a Business Contact record is deleted if:

  • The item is saved in another location on your computer.

    • A linked Outlook item—an e-mail message, appointment, or task—was deleted together with a Business Contact record in Business Contact Manager for Outlook, but is still intact in your Outlook folders.

    • An item was deleted from its original non-Business Contact Manager for Outlook location, but is linked to a Account or Business Contact record in Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

  • Business Contact Manager for Outlook is the only location where the item is saved on your computer, and the deleted item is a dependent link.

    • The item was unlinked before the Business Contact record is deleted.

    • The item was linked to another Business Contact record before it is deleted with the linked Business Contact record.

    • The item is an Account, which is an independent record.

  • The Deleted Items folder has not yet been emptied.

    Note: Only the database owner can permanently delete items in the Deleted Items folder.

The following table shows the dependent linked item types and whether they are saved in Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

Type of communication history item

Saved in
Business Contact Manager for Outlook only?

Business Note

Yes

Business Project

Yes

Project Task

Yes

E-mail Message

No

Opportunity

Yes

Task

No

Appointment

No

Phone Log

Yes

File

No

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