How do I change a field type after saving it?

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I saved a field type as numeric but after receiving multiple errors for import I decided to change it to a short answer to fix the problem. However I do not have an option to go back and change the field type. I also tried deleting and creating it again with the short answer field and I was unable to save it because I was using the same name. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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Texas A&M-Texarkana attn:KathyWilliams

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Emily Hollingsworth, Alum

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Hello there! You don't have the ability to change the type of field you created. You'll just have to create a new field with a slightly different name. :) I hope this helps!
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This is something you guys should fix. Re-doing personalization in a template now because your contact import feature didn't like a field with dates categorized as "numeric."
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Hi there -- I'm glad to hear you spotted the date field! Each field type handles data differently, so when importing a column of dates into a numeric field, Emma wouldn't understand how you'd want those numbers formatted. You'll definitely want to use the proper field type to make sure that the important data you're adding to your account is formatted in a precise, usable way!
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How can I change a field from ignore to required, please?
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Hi there! You can edit whether a field is required or hidden in the edit view of your signup form. You'll start by clicking the edit button on your signup form page.


Now you should see all of your fields listed, which two columns of check boxes to the right hand side. You can choose to require or hide any field, or leave both boxes unchecked to display the field but leave it optional.



Let me know if you have any questions!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is it possible to change the display option of a sign-up form?.

I was making a signup form and entered in 66 options, then after saving, realized I selected "Checkbox" instead of "dropdown." I didn't see a way to change my checkbox option to drop down after having created it - is this a possibility and I just missed it? I ended up deleting and starting over with that field. Would have loved to have saved the time!