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Changing the countries dropdown order


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As almost all our orders are from the US, it would be convenient for a registering customer to be able to select US as the first entry in the countries dropdown rather than scrolling down through several hundred other countries.

 

The create_account.php page reads from the countries table, where countries are sorted by the countries_id field. Afghanistan has countries_id 1 and the US has countries_id 223.

 

The solution came to mind of re-assigning the US the 1 spot and moving Afghanistan from 1 to 2, Albania from 2 to 3, and so on, until I get to Antarctica at number 8, which could just be eliminated, as we are not expecting orders to be pouring in from this part of the world. I am thinking I could eliminate 223 and hope the code reading this table does not mind or that past orders are not adversely affected.

 

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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