Re-order the dropdown options in user fields


(Southpaw) #1

When editing User Fields at /admin/customize/user_fields

How do I re-order the list?
My existing list is in alphabetical order, so I’m certain I’ve dragged or bumped items up and down the list when adding them previously, but today my additions have been added to the bottom of the list and I see no option to re-order them.




(Daniela) #2

Pretty sure you have to delete “I do not have a Republic phone”, so the list is in the right order and add it again after


(Southpaw) #3

This is a truncated version of a fairly long list, so it would take a lot of deleting to get the Moto E5 play into the right spot.

If we add another Alcatel phone, I will have to delete and rebuild the entire list to get them all back in order?
Did I imagine being able to re-order items in this list previously?


(Daniela) #4

Unfortunately I think that at the moment there is no alternative.

Ordering them before compiling the list is an excellent move.


(Southpaw) #5

Okay, thank you for the response. That saves me from further hunting for something that can’t be done.

This particular list changes constantly.

If you happen to be looking for a feature request… :smiley_cat:


(Joffrey Jaffeux) #6

I know it’s not perfect, but we decided to hold on reordering for now. In the meantime you can do this in few seconds with mostly only keyboard:

The trick is that you just have to leave something in the field.


(Southpaw) #7

Thanks @joffreyjaffeux! I’m not sure I have the mental capacity to juggle so many items when I have to add a new item in spot number 10 of a 30-item list, but that’s definitely a great tip!

I went old-school this time and reordered the list from a printed (yes, on paper!) copy! Now, if I could just find a stapler…


(Daniela) #8

I move the topic on #feature then.