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How do I restore an inactive opportunity stage?

Knowledge Article Number 000025282
Description How do I restore an inactive opportunity stage?
Resolution If an opportunity stage is deleted and is not replaced with an existing value, it will be moved to the list of inactive stages. A new stage cannot be added with the same value as an inactive stage.

To restore an inactive stage and preserve its value on existing records, follow the steps below:

1. Click on

Setup | App Setup | Customize | Opportunities | Fields | Stage

2. In the section Opportunity Stages Picklist Values, click "New."

3. Create a dummy stage with a name of "Placeholder."

4. In the section Inactive Values Picklist Values, click "Del" next to the inactive stage to be restored.

5. Choose to replace the deleted value with the existing value "Placeholder."

6. In the section Opportunity Stages Picklist Values, click "New."

7. Create a new stage with the same name as the inactive stage deleted in Step 4.

8. In the section Opportunity Stages Picklist Values, click "Del" next to the stage "Placeholder."

9. Choose to replace the deleted value with the existing value created in Step 7.




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