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  • What are the different data types that a standard field record name can have?

    Posted by Anurag on September 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    What are the different data types that a standard field record name can have?

    Parul replied 4 years ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • shariq

    Member
    September 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Anurag,

    Navigate to the custom object and change field type from Auto Number to Text. After the change, the old/existing records would still keep their Auto Number values so you needn’t worry about losing historical data.

    The only thing that I would be worried about is any apps/workflow rules /processes working off the Auto Number field increments.

    Hope this helps.

  • Parul

    Member
    September 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Anurag,

    All you need to do is navigate to the custom object and change field type from Auto Number to Text. After the change, the old/existing records would still keep their Auto Number values so you needn’t worry about losing historical data.

    The only thing that I would be worried about is any apps/workflow rules /processes working off the Auto Number field increments. If you don’t have those in your org, then go ahead and make the change.

    Thanks.

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