How can I change a number field to accept alpha-numeric entries?

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    nminks
    Asked on September 07, 2017 at 06:39 PM
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    jonathan
    Answered on September 07, 2017 at 07:40 PM

    Do not use the Number field since it was specifically for numbers only.

    Use the Short Text Entry instead

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    nminks
    Answered on September 08, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Thanks for your response!  Unfortunately the field was already created and I don't want to delete it because it matches up with previous responses in my reports. 

    Is there any way to change it from a "Number" field to a "Short Entry" field, without deleting it and creating a new one?

    Thanks!!

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    david
    Answered on September 08, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    It is not currently possible to change one type of fields to another.  If you need a field of a different type, the only way to include it would be to add in the new field.

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    nminks
    Answered on September 08, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Thanks for the info!

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    david
    Answered on September 08, 2017 at 01:09 PM

    Very welcome!  If the field was a short text entry field, the validations could be set differently.  Number fields unfortunately are fixed validation to numbers only.