Can an alert send emails with information about the deleted sales order data

One would expect that it would be simple to set a Delete alert on a sales order which would send an email when the sales order is deleted, including the information about the data that was deleted.

It turns out that setting up an Delete alert is easy, if you just want to be notified that a sales order was deleted. But it is not possible to include the information about the data that was deleted, because the alert is triggered after the data has already been deleted and this data is no longer available.

Luckily there is a simple alternative available, it is called Order event setup. Using a simple setup you can easily track changes to sales orders.