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trouble changing choice column from dropdown to checkboxes RRS feed

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  • I have a custom list with a column of type choice.  I had originally set it up as a choice column where I provided the choice options for the drop down list. Now I have a need to change it to checkboxes to allow users to select more than one option.  I've done this before on other lists, but on this one I am throwing an error: Non-supported field type change.  The field cannot be changed to the new type.

    I can't figure out what is not allowing this.  Thanks for any ideas.


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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:44 PM

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  • do you already have the data for that field?

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:58 PM
  • Do you mean does the list already have data for that field?  Yes, about 4300 records, so I don't really see how I can delete it and re-enter if that is what you are thinking.


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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:03 PM
  • that's what i am thinking due to data its giving you error. create another column and copy the data.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:04 PM