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Change field type?

  1. kevinmcgillivray

    Hi, there. My client set up a form and used a single line text field for what should have been an email field. He's gathered a few days worth of data and now wants to set up notification. He can't though, since the field isn't actually an email field. I also don't want to delete the field and set up a new one because we'll lose the data already gathered.

    Is there a way to switch the field type to make it into an email field? I'm comfortable going to the database if that's the only way to solve the issue.


    Posted 10 years ago on Friday November 12, 2010 | Permalink
  2. The easiest way to do this is as follows:
    1- Export your form, change the type in the xml
    2- Import the xml into a new form
    3- Go to the database and delete the old Form and update the ID of new Form to match the ID of the old form

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday November 13, 2010 | Permalink
  3. kevinmcgillivray

    That sounds straightforward. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday November 13, 2010 | Permalink