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Is it safe to change the name of a Service Type?

Question asked by diogo.nobrega on Nov 23, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 by diogo.nobrega

Hi everyone,

 

In our daily administrative tasks, we often need to organize names of records, and because of this, sometimes it is necessary to change the names of some records, including more significant data and why not for better looking and sorting.

 

But some objects came with particular restrictions, and if there's a restriction, there should be a reason. For instance, I can't change the name (symbol) of Service Types, because this field is read-only in the form. Obviously, I can change this field in the form so it can be editable, or I can change the name via pdm_load or even directly in the MDB. However, I can't say if this will broke something in another place (Service Types contain Events and Macros), because this field is not read only for nothing...

 

So I would like to know: it is safe to change the name of a Service Type, without breaking anything else? I really wanted to rewrite our Service Type names, and the alternative would be recreating all Service Types and updating all records linked to them, and of course, this would be a very time-spending work.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Diogo

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