Ability To Delete Custom Fields

It'd be great to be able to remove custom fields from the table view across all visible projects/folders/tasks even if there's a value somewhere in the scope of the removal.

In other words, I'd love to be able to remove a custom field from anywhere. If there is a value somewhere in the scope of the requested removal, I'd expect the platform to prompt me "Are you sure you want to remove? There are values that will disappear."

And I would expect this feature to be limited to the administrators. 

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Hey Evan,

This is a commonly requested feature that I'm not sure Wrike will implement. This thread has a fair amount of traction: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003695025-Delete-custom-fields-

As a work around for us, I basically rename those custom fields and prepend it with a "z" so it's at the bottom of the list. Further more, I'll revoke who has access to the field, so not everyone can see it. Then, when I want to create a new custom field, I'll check to see if there are any "z" fields available and repurpose those before creating a new one. Something like this:

Having said that, it would be nice to have these deleted, but until that happens, this seems to work fairly well for us.

Best,

Tim

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Thanks @Tim!

Beautiful screenshots. 

We have a similar system in place now to mark items as "z.Delete" and assign them to a designated admin.

Best,
Evan

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The fact that an administrator cannot manage this is a bit troubling. End users shouldn't be adding custom anything, even though the concept "sells" well. We can clearly see the mess it makes. 

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Administrators need the ability to delete custom fields. 

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Hey guys, please upvote this post: 

https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360029407073--Status-Investigating-Allow-users-to-delete-custom-fields-without-having-to-contact-tech-support-

I'll be updating it next month after checking with the Product team 👍

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