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Change Type of Field

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Change Type of Field

I had a field named Memo that was a "character" type field.  I edited the field type to make it a "memo" field type.  Everything changed correctly, but I have since discovered that the "memo" type does not allow me to sort in that column in the list view.  I have created a new field named Memo1 of a character type and would like to move the contents of Memo to Memo1, but can not do that in the edit/replace fields screen as I can not select the Memo field from the available fields.  I also can not select the text to copy/paste from the Memo field in list view.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Change Type of Field

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Unfortunately, memo fields are not an available option for the replace/copy/swap functions. And it does not look like they are sortable either. You however, can copy/cut and paste the contents of a memo from the list view by clicking the box in the top left to go into Edit Mode.

Greig Hollister

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