When you edit the name or the column type of existing custom data, your results will adjust in the following ways:
- Editing the ‘Column name’ or ‘Indicator Name’ affects the meaning of a column and determines if data already entered is relevant. Old data will remain while using the new field name, so if the meaning changes, the old data by no longer be correct.
- Editing the ‘Column Type’ doesn’t change data, but can cause discrepancies if you enter a date in a field expecting currency, for example.
- Changing active state: the active field determines whether custom field or indicator values are available to be used in reports.