I'm using the "Assigned To" field to automatically send an email alert when a new item is added to my task list.

I was wondering if there was a way to change the order of the fields in the body of that email alert to match the order of my task list in SharePoint?

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Try changing Column Order in Content Type of you SharePoint List similar to match the order of your task list.


How to change the order of columns in a SharePoint list or library.

  • Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, no luck..because I have content types enabled this is how I have to change the order of the task list. I checked all the views I have set up and none of them match the order that is found in the email alert body.
    – Tara
    Oct 8, 2019 at 16:57
  • Is it not the same the order as you have in your list forms? Oct 8, 2019 at 17:36
  • The body of the email alert has a different order than the order of the questions in my list. It looks like the order of the email alert is the order that I created the columns. I changed the column order in the list but the email alert still reflects the order that it was originally created in.
    – Tara
    Oct 8, 2019 at 19:53

Found this tip which answered my question and made it work: "you will need to disable content type management (Allow management of content types? = No) in order to change the column order. Once you have the column order to your liking you may re-enable content type management.:

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