It may occasionally be necessary for a user of Panoply to change the data type of a particular field in their tables. This can easily be accomplished through the Panoply user interface. First, navigate to the Tables screen. Then, click on the table that you are trying to alter. Next, select a field under the Metadata header. And, finally, select the drop down menu next to the Type label, and select the data type that you desire. Once you’ve done that, you can save your selection and the Panoply system will perform the alteration.