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Hopefully this is the right place, if not, please move it to the proper sub. I installed the multi language module on my development (sandbox) set up not too long ago to test out a few things. From the start, I ran into some issues with dependencies not being met/installed, so I thought that I would simply just uninstall what had been. Unfortunately, that took me down a road of using some code in my home template to remove the modules (cant find it at the moment). After some struggling, I finally got it uninstalled, but it left behind 3 fields,

  1. language
  2. language_files
  3. language_files_site

I thought that I could simply remove them from the languages template and then delete them, but I get the following error:

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I was wondering, is there a way to remove these using the api? I couldn't add any new users to the setup until I made "language" not required, but I was hoping to just remove all of the fields.

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You can remove the permanent flag on the advanced tab of the field's settings.

The other option is Tracy Admin Tools panel - open the field settings page for the problem field, and click the delete field button - this handles removing it from the fieldgroup/template and deleting it, all in one action.

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Thanks adrian! I went to the advanced tab, but perhaps I am missing something. The only options present are:

  • tags
  • icon
  • autojoin
  • global

I then went through tracy to delete it, but I am still met with the samed flagPermanent error message. I will continue to poke around and see what might be causing it.

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See at the bottom? I just realized that you need to have $config->advanced = true; set in your config.php file to see this. Perhaps that also affects Tracy's ability to delete it?

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Well darn, I set $config->advanced to true, and nothing seems to be changing for me on the field settings. Is there something else I need to change out?

That was completely my fault. I changed a config in the wrong folder without thinking. Thanks adrian, that solved the issue.

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