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Changing a field from Matrix to another fieldtype orphans the matrix table and elements #4736

alexmglover opened this issue Aug 10, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 10, 2019


I switched a matrix field to a plaintext field (I was actually trying to switch the field because the matrix field wouldn't delete, but that's another story).

I ended up deleting the field as a plaintext field and the matrix table did not delete.

I tried re-creating the field as a matrix and deleting again and the table is still there.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a Matrix field.
  2. Switch the Matrix field to a Plaintext field.
  3. Check the database, the matrix table and elements still exist in the database.

Additional info

  • Craft version: 3.2.8
  • PHP version: 7.2
  • Database driver & version: Maria DB

@brandonkelly brandonkelly added this to the 4.0 milestone Aug 11, 2019


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commented Aug 11, 2019

Yeah this is a known issue which we plan on fixing in Craft 4 alongside some other field refactoring.


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commented Aug 11, 2019

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