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preserve values of custom fields.
I would like to change the characteristics of a custom field in ALM/QC. The field is already populated with values I want to preserve, it was initially characterized as a free form, 30 chars field. I want to change the free form characteristics to a pick list, but I want the existing data in that field to be preserved? Will that happen? If preserved, will the non pick list items cause any problems?
Someone must have tried this right?
I'm not infront of ALM so this is off of memory. (Make sure to test --Make a copy of the project and then try to make the changes and see the behavior as it may differ depending on the patch level)
If memory serves me, if you change the type the old values will be preserved only thing is that it will not exist in the drop down, and when doing filters those values will not be listed. you can free from enter them to find them and then use the find and replace in the grid view to change them to the normalized values in the new drop down list.
Again test test test before trying in the final project. hope this helps
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