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Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

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Copper Super Contributor
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Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

Using the latest version of Act Premium v 21.1.187.0 Update 4 We have a Reasons Lost field against an opportunity - this was a drop down list working fine the sales team wanted to make that multi select as sometimes there is more than 1 reason We changed this on the master database - synched just fine We removed that field from the layout and then readded it but it refuses to show the NEW multi select drop down status If I add a BRAND new field which is multi select drop down then it works just fine adding this to the layout Can anyone else replicate this? Is this a bug? Any workarounds? I could really do with this field/layout issue being fixed otherwise I will have to add a new field and migrate all legacy data into the new field and finally remove the old field Thanks in advance Andy Kent
Andy Kent
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

Hi Andy

 

I have used a demo database and gone through the same process and all worked as expected so not able to replicate.

 

Is the field showing as one that can be added when editing the layout? If not it maybe on the layout but hidden under other fields etc as have had this before. Also seen where a field had the same background as the layout so went invisible. What happens if you try this on an alternative Opportunity layout?  Lastly might have become corrupted in some way so running a database repair would not hurt.

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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

we have seen a simular issue..

 

a field with dropdown, changed in the master to only accept values in the dropdown... this information is not syncronised to the 32 Remote DB´s, this bug is confirmed by swiftpage... 

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Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

thanks for suggestions - already tried all repairs field is available to be added - have even tried removing field saving layout and reading but get the same result it "retains" the original status of the field almost like it is cached locally? so nothing to do with visibility - it's always there and accessible but just will not change to reflect the change in the server for that field no matter how many times we synch or run all db repair/reindex options tried adding it to a different layout and got the same issue so just to confirm this is a field that has existed for ages as a drop down list - we CHANGE on the server to make it multi select - but after synching (several times over a few weeks) that field when re-added to the layout, removed, added again … doesn't show the multi select status in that dropdown if we DO create a brand new multi select field on the server and then synch we add it to the layout and it behaves properly - so this is JUST for an existing field that this bug exists
Andy Kent
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Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

ah ok so this IS a confirmed bug - do you know if there are plans for this to be fixed? or how I can get this escalated? Many thanks Andy
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Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

any more updates on this - on changing the type of field to drop down multi select and it not showing/working on a layout Is this addressed in the upcoming release?
Andy Kent
Angel Solutions
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

Cant speak for next release as I think we are due V23 but a work round as follows.

 

Create a new field with dropdowns etc and call something like repair.

 

Edit layout to show new and old fields and then use Edit - Copy and copy from existing field to new one.

 

Once doubled check delete original field and rename new one to original name and move to original place in layout.

 

Pain in the bum but gets the job done.

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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

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yeap that is what we are having to do - reluctant to do this as so many other external systems and reports will need changing if we do this - but if that is our only choice then so be it I guess the earlier response that said "this information is not syncronised to the 32 Remote DB´s, this bug is confirmed by swiftpage... " - we are hoping this gets fixed in the next release before doing the above Thanks Andy
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Re: Changing an existing field type to drop down multi select refuses to change on layout

TRY THIS FIRST -

 

On server unlink the drop down.

 

Get laptop/s to sync

 

Now rename the dropdown and link again on server

 

Sync laptop/s again.

 

Has the change now synced through?