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Is there a way to remove choices from a multiple-choice text field? Is this still possible when you set the field to allow users to add choices?
1. Open the table containing the field, and click Settings.
2. Select Fields.
3. Click the name of the field that you want to modify.
4. In the Choices text box, highlight the choices that you no longer want included in the list, press the DELETE key, and then click Apply Changes.
This works whether or not users can create new choices.
If the choice is not used by any records, it is permanently removed. However, if it is used by a record, it will not appear as a choice in most cases, but will appear as a choice when you select the record that still uses it. If you select a different choice the next time you go to that record, it will not be in the list. But, if you save that record with the deleted choice still selected, it will add the deleted choice back into the list.
Tip: You might also want to use Search and Replace to clean up your data.