Unused TOS custom user field safe to delete?


(Michael Downey) #1

AFAIK, I am not using this pre-provided “TOS” custom user field, and we use SSO for external registration.

  1. Is it safe to delete this custom field using the (enabled) Delete button?
  2. Will doing so renumber/rename my 2nd custom field named user_field_2 in the databse or will user_field_1 be forever gone and not reused?

What cool badge queries have you come up with?
(Michael Downey) #2

Sorry to bump, but wanted to see if anyone might have an idea about this. Our users are created via SSO so this field is not checked by default. When user go to edit their preferences, the changes won’t save because this checkbox is not checked (since it never was). It’d be much better if we could get rid of it altogether. (Or at least have SSO check it somehow for us.)


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Not sure, @eviltrout would need to answer.


(Robin Ward) #4

If you’re not using the user field you should be able to delete it.

The IDs in the database should stay the same, they are the IDs of the user_fields table, not the sequential order of the fields. user_field_1 should never be reused.