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KB-XXXX Data type descriptions not updating on import


When deploying a patch containing a custom data type (CDT) with an updated description, the target Appian environment still reflects the previous description after deploying the patch. For example, if one were to update the description of a CDT from "02/02/2018: Created data type" to "02/02/2018: Created data type; 02/02/2019: Data type still maps correctly to database", in a development environment, the testing environment where the change was deployed would still reflect only "02/02/2018: Created data type" as the CDT's description.


This occurs when the change in the object's description is the only change to the CDT. It is a known issue with the Appian product, and has been reported to the Appian Product Team as AN-93123.


Manually modify the description in the target environment.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian.

Last Reviewed: March 2019