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Convertion error message

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After upgrading an existing site from Webforms to MVC we see this error in the logs.
Site site seems to work, so I am wondering if the errors can be ignored?

We did change the properties from PageReference to ContentReference

ERROR [] EPiServer.DataAbstraction.RuntimeModel.Internal.ContentTypeModelRegister - Detected change of type on property [PROPERTYNAME] on [CONTENTTYPENAME]. Converting existing content of type EPiServer.Core.PropertyPageReference to new backing type EPiServer.Core.PropertyContentReference is not possible without loss of data. No change is commited.

#189605
Mar 21, 2018 10:46
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Before you ignore it check the Content type definition in CMS admin.

If you still have a property with PageReference there you should write a migration to move the data to a new property of contentreference and then drop the old property.

I think it will still function as a PageReference because episerver have rejected your change but if you attempt to add a reference to a content that isn't a page I don't know what will happen.

Instead of ignoring I would rather revert the change since otherwise you will have the database out of sync with your content models, which will most likely mean trouble somewhere down the road.

#189610
Mar 21, 2018 13:04
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Thanks Erik, I ended up changing back to PageReference since it will all be pages and that minimize the effort as well.
Thanks

#189629
Mar 21, 2018 14:20
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