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  • Shannon 148 posts 171 karma points
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 00:34

    Changing a type from "Textbox Multiple" to "Character Limit"

    I have a type within a property within a document type set to "Textbox Multiple". If I change it to use uComponent's Character Limit Multiline, is there a risk of losing the data?

  • bob baty-barr 1180 posts 1294 karma points MVP
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 04:19
    bob baty-barr

    too funny, i just did this today and did not even think about negative consequences :)


    luckily, it worked out just fine for me... i would still recommend a db backup first, just in case.

  • Shannon 148 posts 171 karma points
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 04:22

    Well. My install is in Azure so I can't back it up..:-(

  • Lee Kelleher 3951 posts 15248 karma points MVP 11x admin c-trib
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 11:53
    Lee Kelleher

    Hi Shannon,

    Both of those data-types store the data/value in the NText column, so yes, they are compatible!

    For future ref, even if you switch a data-type to one that stores the data/value in a different column/type (like Int, DateTime, NVarChar or NText), the existing data/value is only overwritten when you save the new content, (it doesn't happen in the PreValue Editor or on initial view of the content edit screen).

    Cheers, Lee.

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