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    I like my method better and it's easier as I have the same problem with all car, bikes & boat brands.

    All entered brands are ordered alphabetically as the new entered values are auto assigned with 99999

    This way the order is alphabetically unless i enter for some boards a number like 1 or 10. then it will show


    Works great...

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  • Steve Machol
    Yes, it's best to leave at least 10 numbers between display settings in order to more easily allow for changes like this without having to redo everything.

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  • Pic32
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    Display Order question

    My board has five subforum, each of which has several subforums of its own. Additionally, every one of these has its own style because each has a different graphic in its header.

    When I set it up I set the display order as follows (in order to keep the sub-sub forums alphabetical):

    SubForum 1: 100
    SubSubForum1: 101
    SubSubForum1: 102
    SubSubForum1: 103
    SubForum 2: 200
    SubSubForum1: 201
    SubSubForum1: 202
    SubSubForum1: 203

    And so forth. I use the same numbers in by the Forum and Style Managers.

    Problem is, I now need to add a new forum and it's likely there will be more to add in the future. I also need to keep them alphabetical. With these increments of 1 I foolishly devised, there's no way to insert a forum between, say, 201 and 202.

    The only solution I can think of is to add a zero to the ends of all of my forums so that it will look like this:

    SubForum 1: 1000
    SubSubForum1: 1010
    SubSubForum1: 1020
    SubSubForum1: 1030

    allowing me to place 1011 between 1010 and 1020.

    My questions:

    1) Is there a better way to do this?
    2) If not and I go ahead with my renumbering plan, how can I do this without disrupting my ongoing forum? Rememer I have to insert and renumber both styles and forums. Can I do all this without screwing up what's online now?

    Last edited by Pic32; Sat 10 Feb '07, 7:31am. Reason: Left out last sentence

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