REDCap Tip of the Month: Deleting Individual Forms for Records
Mistakes happen, and data entry is unfortunately no exception to this rule.
REDCap recognizes that mistakes will occur, but also has built in a number of protections to prevent accidental deletions of individual records.
You can, however, complete the following steps if you want to override that setting.
- Navigate to the “User Rights” menu.
- Find your own user account. Note: If you are part of a user role, you can click on the user role to edit that role’s user rights; if you are not part of a user role, click on your name and hit “Edit user privileges” in the pop up window.
- Find the option that says “Delete Records.”
- Check the box that follows the “Delete Records” option and then click the “Save Changes” button.
- Navigate to any form in the record you want to delete.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and select the “Delete data for THIS FORM only” button..
- Click on the “Delete data for THIS FORM only” that appears in the ensuing pop-up screen.
- Do this for any other records you want to delete.
- After you are done deleting, go back to your account’s user rights and uncheck the checkbox behind the “Delete Records” option. This will prevent future accidental deletions.
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