Is there a way of changing a Contact or Deal Attribute type from « Category » to « Text. »?
Within my application, an API programmatically writes data to both contacts and deals. However, when encountering a custom field set as « Category » and the intended value is absent from the dropdown list, the API takes no action.
To address this, I’d like to explore two potential solutions:
- Enable API Creation of New Category Values: Could the API be configured to automatically create new category values when they’re not found in the existing list?
- Directly Change Attribute Type to « Text »: Is there a method for directly converting the attribute type to « Text, » eliminating the need to construct a new field and migrate user data?
I’m particularly interested in avoiding the latter approach if possible, as it would involve additional setup and data migration efforts.