Convert Integer to Text

How do we convert existing integer fields into text fields?

For ex. Invoice ID’s are a number, but we need them as a string.
We are already have live users, but their Invoice ID’s are currently numbers.

Is this not as simple as changing a dropdown like in custom states?

So far, we have just created an Invoice ID (text) and have been using an API workflow on a list to convert field types. Is there a better way to go about this?

Having a dropdown in the field types section would be SO helpful


I am having excactly the same issue and I also need it for invoice references.


Yep, I keep preaching for a dropdown in the Data Types! An API workflow for this is easy, but some API workflows for other stuff when you’re not careful can accidentally mess up a lot!