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force alphabetical listing of custom fields

Live Free

Active member
I have over 100 custom field options that are not listed alphabetically. I'd like to list them alphabetically, from a-z, so users can select the proper field more easily (without thinking it's not an option). When I entered them I assumed it'd be alphabetical but it's not.

Is there anything I can do aside from re-entering them manually, which would be time-consuming? Perhaps a database query?

Thanks in advance.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
You can run these queries to set all display orders on custom fields according to the alphabetical orders of the field_ids:

CREATE TABLE xf_user_field_order (
	field_id VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL

INSERT INTO xf_user_field_order (field_id)
	SELECT uf.field_id
	FROM xf_user_field AS uf
	ORDER BY uf.field_id

UPDATE xf_user_field AS uf, xf_user_field_order AS ufo
SET uf.display_order = ufo.order
WHERE uf.field_id = ufo.field_id;

DROP TABLE xf_user_field_order;

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Oh wait... are we talking about multiple custom fields? Or just one custom field with multiple options? These queries are for ordering multiple custom fields amongst themselves.