Edit & change custom field type

I'd like to change a custom field from Editable Choice List to Tags.  This would let users choose multiple values instead of a single value.  But to do this, I have to delete the field and create another one, which destroys the data I've already entered.  Please allow me to change between custom field types where data can be preserved.  Going from a Note field to a Text field would also be non-destructive, so why not allow it?  I can see this being tricky with all the different combinations, but maybe some are easy to enable?

  • Jonathon Leeke
  • Sep 14 2015
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  • Sovit Biswas commented
    January 20, 2017 06:24

    I am trying to change the custom field type from Tags field to Predefined Tags field.

  • Oleg Kupershmidt commented
    16 May 23:51

     I want to change field type from editable choice list to predefined choice list. If I didn't care about data I would just add new and delete the current one but in my case I have a lot of records that would lose this data ( I want to preserve it).

  • Tho Miller commented
    11 Dec 14:35

    When is the capability to change the data type of a field available?