Success as far as updating pre-sets and seeing changed database tables! A warning comes up to let me know a field was removed, but then, it keeps on keeping on.
To others: pre-sets are your best friend with DA pages. Save all and often. I have a memory leak on my very very old mac pro, so I have to save each page in DA, and reset the pre-set page. I would guess others with a more up-to-date set-up wouldn't have to be so careful. But that caution has paid off in the long run. It has saved me about 20 hours on current project.