Switching to/from Numbered List
Are there any risks to converting a numbered list to non-numbered, then back to numbered?
Scenario: I have an Employees numbered list with a 'Display Name' property. There are 100+ members not in alphabetical order. An existing workaround for sorting non-numbered lists is to export the list to Excel, sort offline, then re-insert the list members in Grid View at the Start position. I tested and confirmed this works for non-numbered lists, with members retaining all their information (properties, subsets, etc.). This doesn't work with numbered lists, since Insert only prompts the user for the number of members to create. A further workaround, then, would be to:
- Change the numbered list to non-numbered (change all list member names to their numbered IDs)
- Export to Excel
- Sort on the Display Name property
- Insert the re-sorted numbered IDs in Grid View at the Start position
- Re-set the list to numbered
Are there any risks to changing the list type?