Monday, March 21, 2011 4:29 PM
Does CRM allow for Picklists to be changed to a general text field without loosing any existing data held for each contact?
Monday, March 21, 2011 5:15 PM
Datatypes for attributes cannot be changed after the attribute has been created. You can achieve this conversion using some code and the sdk though.
Monday, March 21, 2011 6:11 PMModerator
I don't think you can. If you remove a picklist field to create a new field with the same name the original data will be deleted I believe.
I agree with BSimsons though that you could use the SDK or yo ucould use Scribe or another migration tool to meet your needs.
Here is the SDK Location.
Scribe is available from ScribeSoft.com
Monday, March 21, 2011 6:17 PM
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 10:15 AMThanks for the help. Will looked into the options in detail.
Friday, March 25, 2011 5:18 PMOwnerYou can create a new text field then using a workflow or import wizard, update the text field with the existing picklist value for each record then remove the picklist field from the form. You can also update the field using the other methods recommended if that works better for you.
Friday, May 04, 2012 1:59 PMModerator