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There is a site with some nodes and some fields. There is a plain text field already containing data.

It turns out this field length is too small.

Are there fast ways to change its storage type to text (plain, long) without losing data?

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    Nope. If you would keep the file type and just changed the limit of characters, that's a non-issue but the case you are mentioning is actually change from varchar to text which is a storage schema change. Therefore you would have to create a proper migration of data. – user21641 Jun 15 '18 at 13:34
  • technically you can but you need to update the sql schema manually, and edit the field settings BLOB for the field manually – jackrabbithanna Jun 15 '18 at 21:35

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