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Caterina TorresCaterina Torres 

Can I convert a multi picklist to a single picklist?

The picklist is currently hidden and has not been used, so no values will be lost. Will Salesforce allow me to convert the multip picklist field into a single picklist field or will I be forced to create a new field?
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Thomas LangeThomas Lange
Oh no! Unfortunately, I don't think you can change that field since it was part of a package.

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Thomas LangeThomas Lange
If you go to the field in setup and click edit, you should see an option to "Change Field Type". If you click that button you should be able to select Picklist from the list of options. You should get a warning message that says all of your data will be lost, but since you don't have any you should be fine.

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Caterina TorresCaterina Torres
Awesome, thanks!
Caterina TorresCaterina Torres
@thomas - I just realized, this field came from the package installation. I dont see the button that says I can change field type.
Thomas LangeThomas Lange
Oh no! Unfortunately, I don't think you can change that field since it was part of a package.
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Thomas LangeThomas Lange
Although, you might be able to click the "Printable View" button above the list of values to make it easier to copy into a new field:

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Caterina TorresCaterina Torres
Smart. thanks