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New Items added to existing items in list field

Steve asked 7 years ago
Our customer needs many List type fields for her Extender Form. These lists may have 50 items, most of which begin with numbers, but are really alphanumeric like inches or millimeters. I don’t want to Sort the list, because alphanumeric sort wouldn’t be the correct order. So when i add new items at the bottom, that belong in the middle, i have to arduously move the new item up to its rightful sort on the list. Is there a quicker way to do this, or will i risk invalidating the position of every other item and the matching live data already in the system?
Lorren Zemke Staff answered 7 years ago
With any Dexterity Drop Down List, the items are stored by number with the last one added getting the next highest number. If you change the order and don’t update the underlying Extender detail fields with the correct new number, that data will be incorrect. So, not only would you have to move the items within the list but you would have to potentially change any record using that field as well.

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