GroupWise 7.0.1 on NetWare 6.5 server.

GroupWise is the document manager.

Customer has asked if they can change some fields in one of their libraries.
A partial answer is no. They want to change the data type of one field from
String to Date. I feel that this is a terrible idea.

I have suggested that they may want to make one field inactive and simply
create a new field.

Is it alright to be adding fields and changing the library after it is
already in use? This particular library contains over 300,000 documents.
The library was created in GW 5.2, has survived the upgrades to 5.4, 5.5,
and now 7.01.

Would it be a better idea to simply start a new library at a logical cut-off
date rather than alter the structure of the existing library?


Anthony Campbell