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    Convert Form Field Type from One Type to Another Type

    Asked by jlowton on January 05, 2016 at 01:18 PM

    I created forms with multiple questions only to be told they want them all drop down instead of text. Is there a way to change the question type or do I have to delete them all and create them all over again?

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    Answered by KadeJM on January 05, 2016 at 03:12 PM

    If I understand you correctly you mean that you want to convert those particular fields from text fields into drop down fields? Is that what you are saying? Please confirm or correct me.

    If that's the case then unfortunately it's not currently possible. To my knowledge the only way right now is to delete those fields and manually replace them with the field type that is needed.


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    Answered by jlowton on January 05, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    YES, that was it. I created several fields for several forms and was hoping not to re create them but will just have to.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on January 05, 2016 at 07:43 PM

    If the fields were the same, you can clone/copy it to the other form(s) using our Field Manager app: http://apps.jotform.com/app/field_manager. If not, you will have to manually do it again to all forms.