In the mantis DB when a user attaches/uploads a file to an issue, is the file_type field in the mantis_bug_file_table always supposed to be populated?  During our integration between mantis and another product we noticed that some files/attachments don't have a file_type.
We are experiencing corruption in some attached files, and was wondering if it was related.  Doesn't seem likely to me, because some of the files still open, but have corruption in them.  I could see if the file_type told mantis how to open something then it may matter.
just thought I'd ask the question... to see if anyone knows.
secondly - if it is supposed to be populated - will it matter if we don't populate the missing ones -
Thank you