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How do I Archive a Product or Price Book?

Knowledge Article Number 000194055
Description I have read a few of the Salesforce Help and Training Documentation on Deleting Products and Price Books. However it is not very clear to me how I get the option to Archive my Products and Price Books.  As this seems to be a better option for my company since we would like to maintain data integrity and have accessible data on related records.
Resolution Note:This operation is not reversible

Archive Price Book

In order to Archive a Price Book, follow the steps given below:
  1. Go to the Price Book you want to Archive
  2. Click on 'Archive' button
  3. It will take you to a confirmation page with a warning "You can't retrieve a price book once it's been archived."
  4. If you agree to the same, click 'Archive'
Archive Products

In order to receive the option to Archive a Product, follow the steps given below:
  • Go to the Product Record page.
  • Then select Delete; you will be asked Are you sure?, select Yes.
  • As long as the Price Book or Product is associated with other Records you will be provided the following page.
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  • As you can see in the above screenshot you now are presented with the option to Archive
  • Click on the link you are presented with another pop-up message Irreversible! Are you Sure?.  Select Yes

Now your Product is Archived.  You can see them on your Opportunities and other related records.  However you will not be able to search the Product or the Price Book on the Products Tab.

See Also:
Deleting Products and Price Books Overview

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