U4006507 Object 'XXXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX' is active! You cannot delete this object while it is active

Document ID : KB000089224
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
U4006507 Object 'XXXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX' is active! You cannot delete this object while it is active
Resolution:

Symptoms

When trying to delete an object in the UserInterface, the following message is received:

 

U4006507 Object 'XXXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX' is active! You cannot delete this object while it is active.


Cause

Example steps in a scenario where this would occur:

1) Duplicate an object

2) Name the new object

3) Rename the duplicated object with an ".old" extension

4) Rename the new object to the original objects name.

 

Then you attempt to delete the old object and receive the message above.


Solution

The likely cause of this is the object is still in Activity window (possibly in a Parent Jobplan if it is not visible). Use the search utility to find where the object is in use (ex.: Parent object in Activity window). If the object is a child of a parent object, it may be necessary to change Activity window view from the Hierarchical view to the List view. After objects have been deactivated from Activity window, you should be able to successfully delete the old object.