Sometimes you need to remove a field from Dynamics 365, but that field has dependencies on other parts of the system. This can be problematic in some scenarios, such as removing a Two-Option field which is tied to a workflow.
The example below shows a Two Options field being used in an update step in a workflow.
In cases where the field is seen in the update record action, but cannot be selected at all, consider removing its form dependencies before moving on to the workflows. After doing this, the field will be located in the ‘Additional Fields’ section, ready for updating.
Now how do we stop this workflow from updating the field while unable to deselect the yes/no update?
First, select the field by clicking one of its yes/no options. Immediately after, change the Operator field from ‘Set to’, to ‘Clear’.
This will enter the clear reference to the field like so:
Immediately remove it and notice that neither yes/no is selected.
In cases where the Operator field is disabled from editing, you can select instead any Two-Option fields.
Reference it to update the Two-Option field you want to remove by clicking Add, OK, and remove it again. This will again result in neither yes/no selected.
You have successfully stopped this action from updating the Two Options field, thus removing a dependency.