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Convert field to e-mail type

Copper Contributor
Posts: 131
Country: USA

Convert field to e-mail type

I have added many new fields to my contact layout.  I've sucessfully added several email fields, but one is not of the "email" type.  When I try to edit the field, the option for email doesn't seem to be there.  How can I convert it?

 

TIA

Platinum Super Contributor
Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: Convert field to e-mail type

Since e-mail fields are a special type (providing the hyperlink) you will not be able to change an existing field to the e-mail type.  An alternative is to create a new field (e-mail type) and the use the Edit > Copy option to copy the data from the existing non-email field to the new e-mail field.

 

Note:  It is a best practice to backup your database (File > Backup > Database) before making mass changes.

Greg Martin
Sage