HOW TO CARRY SORT ONTO THE NEXT PAGE VIA PAGINATION.

Hello Experts,

Can anyone help understand how I can pass a SORT variable onto next page via pagination. This is my SORT column headings:

//SORT COLUMN HEADER ==================================
/*
      echo
      '<table border=0 width=100%>
      <tr>
      <td align=center width=5% align=center>
        <a href="'  . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=user_id">ID</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=Last_Name">&nbsp;LAST NAME</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=First_Name">&nbsp;FIRST NAME</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=10%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=status">&nbsp;STATUS</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=40%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=Department">&nbsp;DEPARTMENT</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=date_created">&nbsp;DATE CREATED</a>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>';
*/
//SORT COLUMN HEADER ==================================

I then GET sort variable:

$sort = $_GET['tableorder'];


And this is my pagination which is a for LOOP:

  echo '<table border="0" width="100%">
   <tr bgcolor=#ffcc99>
   
   <td align="right">PAGES: ';

  for($i = 1; $i <= $total_pages; $i++)
  {
      if($i == $page)
       {
        echo'&nbsp;';
      echo($i. '&nbsp;');
     }
       else
       {
     echo("<a href=\"$_SERVER[PHP_SELF]?page=$i&amp;search=$search\"> [$i]&nbsp; </a>");
     }
  }
echo
  "</td>
   </tr>
   </table>";

?>


How would I include the SORT variable into the FOR LOOP so when user clicks on the page number, SORT is carried onto next page.

Thanks.
combustion007Asked:
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RoonaanCommented:
Use:

echo("<a href=\"$_SERVER[PHP_SELF]?page=$i&amp;search=$search&amp;tableorder=$sort\"> [$i]&nbsp; </a>");

-r-
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combustion007Author Commented:
Hello Roonaan,

Thank you help me out. I have plugged in the line and the page simply fails upon loading it, and if I keep the existing code, page loads up just fine. So I then took the variables from your suggested code and inserted into my line which does not fail but still cannot seem to carry out the SORT.

THIS IS THE ENTIRE CODE:

$limit                         =       25;
$sql                        =      "SELECT * FROM $tblname";
$result                        =      mysql_query($sql);
$total_rows                  =      mysql_num_rows($result);
      

$page=isset($_GET['page']) ? (int) $_GET['page'] : 1;
$order = isset($_GET['tableorder']? $_GET['tableorder'] : 'user_id';

            
      $limitvalue = $page * $limit - ($limit);
      $sql = "SELECT * FROM `$tblname` "; //Base query
      $sql .= " ORDER BY `$order` ASC "; // add Order BY
      $sql .= "LIMIT $limitvalue, $limit";
      $result = mysql_query($sql);  // do query

      $total_pages = $total_rows / $limit;
      $total_pages = ceil($total_pages);

      if (!$result)
      {
         die('Could not query:' . mysql_error());
      }
 //SORT COLUMN HEADER ==================================
      echo
      '<table border=0 width=100%>
      <tr>
      <td align=center width=5% align=center>
        <a href="'  . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=user_id">ID</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=Last_Name">&nbsp;LAST NAME</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=First_Name">&nbsp;FIRST NAME</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=10%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=status">&nbsp;STATUS</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=40%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=Department">&nbsp;DEPARTMENT</a>
      </td>
      <td align=center width=15%>
      <a href="' . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?tableorder=date_created">&nbsp;DATE CREATED</a>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>';
//=======================================

      while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
      {
      $userid = $row['user_id'];
      $lname = "<a href=test.php?id="      .$row['user_id'] . ">". $row['Last_Name']."</a>";
      $fname = $row['First_Name'];
      $status = $row['status'];
      $department = $row['Department'];
      $date_created = $row['date_created'];
      $date_created = date("m \- j \- Y", strtotime($date_created));
      }      
      echo "</table>";

      
      echo '
      <table border=0 width=100%>
      <tr align=right bgcolor=#ffcc99>
      <td>';
      
//===============PAGINATION STARTS HERE==================================
      for ($i = 1; $i <= $total_pages; $i++)
      {
            if($i == $page)
            {
            echo $i . "&nbsp";
            }
            else
            {

//========PAGINATION PAGE NUMBER, I ADDED THE VARIABLES HERE AS YOU HAD SUGGESTED
echo "
<a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?page=". $i . "&amp;search=$search&amp;tableorder=$sort'\> [". $i . "]&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;";
                  
            
            }
      }
      
      echo '
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>';
?>

THANKS A LOT
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combustion007Author Commented:
I have figured out the my glitch and have resolved this question. I would like this post to be closed.

Thanks.
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RoonaanCommented:
I have no objections Vee_Mod.
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combustion007Author Commented:
Hello Vee Mod,

As you can see my original code, I was passing the search variable like this:

echo("<a href=\"$_SERVER[PHP_SELF]?page=$i&amp;search=$search\"> [$i]&nbsp; </a>");

and in my code I had declared $tableorder variable for the column sort links.

The only thing that I needed to do was to declare the sort with GET which I had not done. This is What I needed to do:

$search = isset($_Get['tableorder']) ? $_Get['tableorder'] : 'user_id';

And I was able to carry the SORT throught the pagination.

Thanks.
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