So I'm changing a SharePoint column from multiple lines of text to single and I don't want to change any other data that is previously inputted already until they go back in and try to change. I'm changing it so there is w character limit....any suggestions or help?
If you change the column type to single line you will lose all richness and new lines. There are three things I see that you can do:
- Change the column type and just lose all the richness and new lines immediately.
- Add a new single line text column and fill it with the text from the current column, and hide the current column. This will hold your old values but no one will see them and you can remove it later.