We have a field in SFDC that is on both the Lead and Contact objects (mapped together) and is synced to Marketo. It's a text field with a length of 16. I need to make it longer. The field is in use in Marketo. Can I go into the SFDC and changed the length on the Lead and Contact versions of the field without causing a problem with the sync to Marketo?
Hello Denise Greenberg!
What is the field type in Marketo? And how long do you intend to make the field in SDFC?
Text to text/string changes are usually smooth. You can anticipate trouble if you change from number to string and vice versa.
The change should not affect your sync.
Hi Louiza - Thank you! As I said, it's a text field in SFDC (so a string in Marketo) and I want to change the length from 16 to 24. I had guessed it wouldn't be a problem but wanted to be sure.
Denise Greenberg you're all good!
Interesting to note that if you go from larger to smaller length, it can be a problem as there can be data loss.
However if you go from smaller to larger and the field types are compatible, you're not going to affect the sync.