Is there a way to customize the order in which items show up in a dropdown on a form?

I have a dropdown field in a form and 90% of the time the thing to select, the “Sample” in the example below, will be the most recently created “Sample” so I actually want it to be the first thing to show in the dropdown (sample.created_on DESC, for example). From what I can tell, it orders opposite of what I want (sample.row_identifier ASC maybe?).

Is it possible to customize the order by of dropdown contents… or do you have a creative workaround for me :wink: ?

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Hello @michael! That’s not possible to customize the order in which items show up in a dropdown on a form view. But that’s a good suggestion, I’ll discuss with the team if we can add this feature. Will keep you posted :raised_hands:

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Hello @michael! There is actually a workaround :sweat_smile:

If you change the order in which items show up in a dropdown in a Grid view, the order of items in a Form view will be automatically updated. Just drag and drop items by using the buttons highlighted in the screenshot:

Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately the field in my dropdown is of type “Link to table” not “Single select” so the content is more dynamic.

For grins, I tried applying a “Sort” on the linked table (ie the source table for the dropdown) and it didn’t change the behavior of the dropdown contents.

So… while that workaround might work for “Single select”, I don’t think it does for other field types. Thanks though!