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Change type of Name field on Custom Object


If I set up a Custom Object with an Autonumber type name field, is there a way to refactor it to a Text field without deleting the Custom Object, recreating it, and then re-loading any backed-up data?

Attribution to: Benj

Possible Suggestion/Solution #1

Have you tried editing the Name field and changing it's 'Data Type' to text?

Attribution to: Nick Cook

Possible Suggestion/Solution #2

You need to go to object and then click on Edit in front of Name field under standard fields section. Am able to change the Autonumber to text and then Text to Autonumber again and again. Please let me know if you are not able to change it.

Attribution to: Forceguru
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