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Relations API (Delete) Overview


This and other relation API sections refer to objects in a relation as parent and child(ren). The parent object is the one that contains a reference to a related object. A child object is one that is being referenced by the parent.

Relation deletion API disconnects a relation between the parent object and some (or all) related children. The API does not delete any objects, it is responsible strictly for breaking the relationship. For object deletion API, see the Deleting Data Objects section of the documentation.

There are two ways to delete a relation:

Explicit deletion - an API request identifies specific child objects to be disassociated from a relationship with the parent object.

Implicit deletion - an API request uses a condition (the where clause) to identify the child objects which should be disconnected from the parent object.