Change (customize) multiple fields from single to long text

When I import a spreadsheet, how can I change all fields from single text to long text? I am changing each one manually. It’s killing my soul.

The only way to change a field type is to manually change it.

Another method (if you aren’t too far along) is to create the fields in Airtable before you paste in the data from a spreadsheet.

On the other hand, you might not need to change all the fields from single line text to long text. Single line text fields can hold quite a lot of text–they can contain a full paragraph worth of text. Is there a specific reason you need them to be long text fields?

I’m importing survey responses that can be a lot of text. It would be great if I could start a table that allows me to choose a field type before I upload content.

How are you importing the survey response? Are you copy/pasting or are you using one of the import blocks?

I’m importing a .csv file.

To be honest, I don’t understand blocks very well.

The “Import a spreadsheet” menu option for creating a new table has very limited options. You cannot specify the field type when you import records this way.

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However, you can also setup table first, then import the contents, either through copy/paste from a spreadsheet or via the import block (if you have a Pro subscription).

With copy/paste you need to make sure that the columns match up.

With the import block, you need column headings, but they do not have to be in the same order.

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