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Just a question, will there be any data loss if a field with number type is converted to a text type? I've read from Salesforce help documentation that changing to Number from any other type can cause data loss. But how about vice versa?

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As per the documentation there is no mention of data loss when you change the type from number to text.

So this type of conversion shouldn't cause any data loss. Also a number can have numbers and decimal character. Which the text field will also have,i.e. a text field can have alphanumeric and special characters both. So there seems no scope of data loss in this case.

You can give this a try yourself in some dev org.

  • Will definitely give this one a try in my dev org. Thanks a lot! – Gaynerys Apr 2 '18 at 10:51

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