SharePoint 2010 Order List Field

An easy to use custom field for SharePoint 2010 allowing a user to order items within a list using up and down arrows.

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Please excuse the rather poor quality of the below video - I hope it goes far enough to show you what the field does

Default ordering in SharePoint 2010 is done using the list item ID field, should you wish to implement a more custom way of ordering items then the OOTB choices are limited. You could create a choice field with numbers from 1-infinity, or a number field allowing users to enter the order value they require - but none of these are exactly ideal. This led me to create the list item order field, a custom field type that you can use to create ordering columns. Functionality includes:

*Default value set to the next incremental order value
*Client side up and down movement of items in the list, list rows move as the order is changed
*Ability to edit the order value manually (should this be required)

Using the field is simple, as easy as creating any other list or content type column.

Last edited Nov 2, 2010 at 10:15 PM by Starznet, version 22