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5.2 -> 5.3 module

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  1. Steve
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    09 Feb 2013
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    Seems as if creating new LongText fields on 5.3 on a 5.2 (or earlier) module creates the datatype as "LString", but leaves the old fields still as "string"

     Shouldn't she be one or the other?...its annoying to have to GetValue then get an exception b/c you used the wrong string type.

  2. Victor Velev
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    Hi Steve,

    When 5.3 was out, we introduced MultiLingual for 5.3, so by default all new fields that are created in a custom module, built with the module builder, are localizable. However the old fields are not converted to LStrings, but you have the option to convert them to such type. In order to achieve this, you can go to the backend page, which lists all fields for the content type of your custom module. Then if you edit each one of the fields, you will see an option:

    "Make localizable" which when clicked will convert your old data type to Lstring.  I have attached a screenshot of the location of the option.

    Greetings,
    Victor Velev
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  3. Scott
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    07 Mar 2013 in reply to Victor Velev
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    Did this option go away in 5.4?
  4. Victor Velev
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    Hello Scott,

    The option is also available in 5.4 - there were no changes in regards to adding a localized field to a dynamic module.

    All the best,
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  5. Scott
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    12 Mar 2013 in reply to Victor Velev
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    How come I don't see this option?

     I have attached a screenshot of what I see when I go into the module builder-specific module and click on a field to edit.

  6. Victor Velev
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    Hi Scott,

    The fact that you do not have the option in 5.4 since it was introduced in 5.3 is pretty strange. It is possible that the module builder was not upgraded properly. What I would suggest you would be to deactivate the module builder and then uninstall it from Administration -> Modules. Then install it again, which should fix the issue.

    All the best,
    Victor Velev
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