Bulk change field types?

When I import data for event registration, several of our data columns contain single select responses. Right now, I have to change each column’s field type from text to single select individually. When there are 30+ datasets to be changed, that takes a while! It would be lovely if I could select all of the columns that need to be changed, and set all their field types at once (in this case to single select).

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Hi Sarah, thanks for the feedback! This is something we are definitely considering, thanks for letting us know it would be of use to you :blush:

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I second this as much-needed!

I have a checklist I’ll need to use repeatedly, so I thought, “why not Airtable”? I pasted it into numbers, cleaned up the formatting, and made all of the columns but the primary field checkboxes. I exported to .csv, imported that into Airtable and… all field types were single line text.

Without a batch tool, I now have 100+ fields to either manually update… though I’ll likely have to abandon Airtable for this task instead, and so a batch tool would be terribly useful—my number #2 addition, behind linking bases of course.

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Still Very Valid request.

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Agreed this would be awesome. Making a form for Election Results right now coming in live on Election Night. Would be great if I could bulk change the field type for each candidate into numbers. Thanks.