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  • Question

  • I need to change an existing field on a form from text to email. Is this possible?
    Friday, July 18, 2014 5:43 PM


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  • if the field is single line of text you can change the format (the second dropdown) and select E-mail instead of Text

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    Friday, July 18, 2014 5:54 PM
  • This is an existing field that has data associated with it.
    Friday, July 18, 2014 6:06 PM
  • When I go to the field properties, Type and Format are greyed out, Maximum Length and IME Mode are active. This is a field I created previously and need to change if possible.
    • Edited by nasyrax Friday, July 18, 2014 6:30 PM
    Friday, July 18, 2014 6:27 PM
  • sorry, I remembered wrong, it's not possible to change the format after the field is created using the CRM UI.

    You need to use this workaround: http://www.magnetismsolutions.com/blog/nathaneccles/2013/09/24/crm-2013-changing-existing-phone-field-s-format

    In the above example is used "phone", if you want to make E-mail you need to write "email" in the Format node of your field.

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    Friday, July 18, 2014 6:57 PM
  • I tried the suggestion you posted, but after editing the xml and re-zipping the files, it says the following error:


    All files it's requesting are present. I am using Brackets text editor to edit the xml and 7-zip to re-zip the files. Could either of those cause an issue? 


    Never mind. I had zipped the folder containing the files, not just the files. So it worked.

    • Edited by nasyrax Monday, July 21, 2014 2:26 PM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 1:40 PM