I had a request to reorder the fields in an export mapping that had been created previously. Is there a way to do this via the UI? And if not, is it kosher to manually edit the column_number in the civicrm_mapping_field table, or could that produce unexpected results somehow? (I am assuming that is what determines the sort order, so please correct me if that assumption is wrong!)

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Laryn -

I don't think there's a way in the UI to update the order... I would suggest creating a small mapping and reordering it in the database (I agree that the column_number is the likely candidate - interesting that it's not weight as in so many other Civi features) to confirm that will work.



This is coming thanks to the work being done on the Form Builder


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