If I make an organisation inactive, does it automatically make all the contacts within inactive?
Can you elaborate on what you mean by seeing an Organization as inactive?
Forget that modules are all tailored by company, per below, we have an Organisations module for our companies, and Contacts for each individual in the system. One of the companies we work with has closed, question is, if I tick the organization as inactive, will it then make all the contacts connected to that organization inactive as well?
We don't provide a status or active field out of box as you describe. In other words, this is something that someone added as a customization to your instance. The behavior it performs when clicked would also have been defined by whomever defined that field, assuming some sort of behavior was actually associated with it.
Out of box, we don't provide any sort of functionality similar to what you describe where clicking a box on a parent record causes child records to become 'inactive.'
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