Ability to change Formula Fields to other Field Types
Gearset doesn't help with one of the most common deployment headaches: changing a formula field to a non-formula field type. It's still a nightmare even with Gearset.
What would be awesome would be if you had a "Change Field Type Wizard" where we could say FormulaField1 needs to become TextField1 and it would do multiple deployments to accomplish the changeover:
- get components
- deploy temp field of new type AND update all existing components to reference the temp field instead of the formula field
- deploy delete of formula field
- deploy text field in place of the old formula field, and change all existing components to reference the updated field instead of the temp field and also delete temp field
As clients have integrations that expect specific field names, we often can't just switch to using a new field name. The above multi-deployment process is a pain that takes tons of time and planning. A field-type-change Wizard would be worth its weight in gold (even if just for formula fields)