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Changing the field type (e.g. turn membership field into a common field)

There is no easy way to change the field type after creating a field. However, the following workaround can achieve this goal.

  1. Export your entire contact list to Excel. Though no changes are necessary to the export file, we recommended that you re-import only the User ID and the specific field(s) you want to update. All other columns/fields in your Excel file can be deleted.
  2. Within Wild Apricot, delete the field you want to change and save your changes.
  3. Create a new field with the same name as the deleted field, but with the field type you want, and save your changes. (Make sure the field name is not used anywhere in your system e.g. for an event field or a donation field.)
  4. Import the Excel file you created in Step 1.

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