Can anyone confirm that in EE3 once a field has been created, you can't change the field type?

Ellis Lab, is this a feature yet to implemented, or data management perspective no longer a good idea?

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This has already been filed as a bug, and Derek Jones gives some explanation in the comments there: https://support.ellislab.com/bugs/detail/21302/field-type-not-changeable-after-creation

  • thanks. I always thought switching field type is very dangerous, especially in a system where anyone can create any field type as an extension. thanks for the heads up.
    – dnsu
    Nov 24, 2015 at 15:30

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