Can I change the specs on a field without harming the submissions I already have?

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    SueJ
    Asked on October 09, 2012 at 07:16 PM

    For example, I want to increase the number of characters from 50 characters to 75. 

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    jonathan
    Answered on October 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM

    Hi SueJ

    I tested this further on a textbox field and I can confirm it is safe to update the properties such size, max size, and so on fields.. and it will not affect the existing submissions on the form. I even change the name of the field and it was still able to 'mapped' the field correctly to the new name when I view it in the My Forms / Submissions page.

    However, changing the labels/name of the field WILL break the field mapping of integrated forms i.e. in google spreadsheet. So, please be aware of this.

    AND deleting an existing form fields is guaranteed to loose the data of the form's submissions. i.e. if you delete an upload field, the submissions attachment/uploaded data will be lost.(of this I am sure you are aware already)

    Hope this help. Please inform us you have any other inquiry.

    Thanks.

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    SueJ
    Answered on October 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM

    OK- yes, this answers it, and more!  Thanks.

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    jonathan
    Answered on October 09, 2012 at 08:07 PM

    You are quite welcome. Have a nice day.

    Thanks.