I've set up a "Channel Images" field that has a comma-separated list of categories. The client wants to modify the order of that list. If I change the order of those categories, will that mess anything up? Will any existing category assignments be lost?

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Haven't used channel images but technically speaking, changing order of categories is purely a visual order, EE refers categories internally by ID.

Simply changing an order does not generally affect anything assigned to it.

  • However, in "Channel Images," the categories list is a single text string, with categories separated by commas. So my question remains: if I modify that list -- by rearranging or renaming the categories, or deleting categories -- will that screw up any existing category assignments? Jan 29, 2016 at 4:42
  • Are the categories EE category IDs or ChannelImages category IDs? Jan 29, 2016 at 5:31
  • Channel Images. Jan 29, 2016 at 15:30

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