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
    May 16, 2018 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
    December 11, 2018 14:35

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

  • Julie Wilson commented
    28 Jan 14:53

    I have run into this several times. As we learn how best to implement this tool, it is painful to make changes that should be relatively easy to do.

  • Alex G commented
    25 Jul 15:31

    At least enable changing a field from single select to multi-select without needing to start over

  • Keith Knight commented
    05 Aug 20:44

    Agreed that change from Single Select to Multi-select should be implemented.

  • Lexy Kassan commented
    19 Sep 20:02

    Similarly, I would like to be able to change from Text field to Note without losing content.