Number vs text field

Discussion created by SteveKeiser on Jul 18, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2017 by beverly

I am in the process of setting up virtual selections of records in a list. When records are selected, the information from the record is added to a return delimited list in a global field. Since there are returns in the list, I assume the field needs to be a text field. However, the information added to that text field is coming from a number field. When I use the information out of the list in a batch operation, do I need to convert it back to a number before using?