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i have a table that i currently use to fill a spinner with in alphabetical order, i was wondering if there was a way where i could set a certain row as always top then order the rest below it in alphabetical order?



thats the code im currently using
 
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I think what you actually want to do is pre-select a certain item in your spinner. Yes, you could arrange the data in broken alphabetical order, but it's a lot of work and it's likely to confuse the user. So instead of doing database tricks, I'd recommend that you simply pre-select the spinner to the preferred value.
 
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Ye I can do that but I have an show all option in the spinner and id like that to always be first so the user doesn't have to go search for this
 
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Probably the easiest thing to do then, would be to take the List of returned items, remove the preferred element from the list and re-add it to the top. Doing it in SQL is an ugly process and I'm not even sure SQLite's SQL capabilities extend to some of the features required.
 
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