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Editing Fields- Does not give "phone number" as a field data type option.

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Editing Fields- Does not give "phone number" as a field data type option.

I Created a field called "Work Phone" and set the type of field data as "Character."  I now want to change the field type to "phone number."

 

When I go into Define fields and then Edit Field, the drop down "Select a field data type to convert to" does not have "phone number" as an option.  It only comes up when creating a new field.  Is there any way to make it show up when editing a field?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Editing Fields- Does not give "phone number" as a field data type option.

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Copper Contributor
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Re: Editing Fields- Does not give "phone number" as a field data type option.

Thanks Roy.  I appreciate you not beating around the bush!   Now I know.
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Re: Editing Fields- Does not give "phone number" as a field data type option.

The deal is that the phone field in current versions of act is a specialized field, not just a alphanumeric field with phone formatting.  One of the things that this offers is the search on 'Any Phone' lookup function...