Why can’t the Field Type be changed on User-Defined Fields?

(Freezerworks Unlimited versions 5.0.08 and later)

The Field Type option for a user-defined field cannot be changed after the field has been saved. It is important to know ahead of time what kind of data you would like to enter into a field. In order to change the Field Type you must delete the field and create a new one. There are two ways to go about this:

If you have NOT used the field to enter any data- You can simply highlight the field and select the Delete button. If you have any questions about whether or not a field has data stored in it, contact our Support department for assistance.

  1. If you have entered data into the field- You will more than likely want to move that data into another field before deleting it (otherwise all of the data will be lost). You can accomplish this by using the import and export functions within Freezerworks. Export the information out of the original field along with a unique identifier and import it back into the newly created field (using the unique identifier to match up the data with the correct records).