Convert Custom Fields with Custom Field Manager

Need your data in a different format? You can convert specific Custom Fields to different types. Your data will be converted to the new format.

What you'll need

  • Owners and admins can access the Custom Field Manager.
  • Members and guests with the Manage Custom Fields Custom Permission can access Custom Field Manager.
  • Custom Field Manager is available on all ClickUp plans.
  • The Custom Field Manager is only available on ClickUp 3.0.
  • The options to merge and move Custom Fields are available on the Enterprise Plan.
  • There is a 25,000 task limit when converting Custom Fields.

Convert a Custom Field

From the Custom Field Manager:

  1. Click a field to open the editor.
  2. Click Field Type
  3. Click the dropdown menu and select a new Custom Field type. 
    Depending on the type of Custom Field you're converting from, not all Custom Fields are available. Once you convert a Custom Field, you may not be able to convert it back to the original Custom Field type.

  4. Review the warning modal to understand the impact of converting the Custom Field.
  5. Click Convert Field.

Screenshot of the options to convert a Custom Field.

Available options

The following table lists the Custom Field types you can convert, and the field types they can be converted into.

Field type Conversion options
Checkbox
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Date
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Dropdown
  • Label
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Email
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Files N/A
Formula N/A
Labels
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Location
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Money
  • Number
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Number
  • Money
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
People
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Phone
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Progress (Auto) N/A
Progress (Manual)
  • Number
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)
Rating
  • Text or Text Area
  • Number
Relationship N/A
Rollup N/A
Tasks N/A
Text
  • Email (must contain an @ symbol)
  • Text Area (Long text)
Text Area (Long text) N/A
Website
  • Text
  • Text Area (Long text)

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