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Can I remove the required Close Date field in a new Opportunity?

Knowledge Article Number 000004357

No. The standard "Close Date" field cannot be removed from any Opportunity Page Layout, nor can the "Required" property be removed.

You can check which fields cannot be removed by going to the "edit" page of your Opportunity page layout (using Enhanced Page Layout Editor), where you'll see the fields denoted by a blue dot. You can also hover over each and it will read "Always on layout." 


Fields that cannot be removed

  • Close Date
  • Opportunity Name
  • Account Name
  • Stage
  • Probability

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