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Sort Associative PHP Array on value but maintain key order

Posted on 2008-10-28
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Hi,

Trying to sort an array

e.g.

array
(
 [apple] => 2
 [banana] => 1
 [goat]=>1
 [dog]=>2
)

sort on the numbers but keep key order

after sort

array
(
 [banana] => 1
 [goat]=>1
 [apple] => 2
 [dog]=>2
)

Thanks!!

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Question by:BrentNJ
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by:MMDeveloper
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try asort()
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by:BrentNJ
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Tried that already. It didn't maintain the order of the fruit name but did do the numeric correctly
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Seems there was a typo on that function, see this revision:
http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.asort.php#80802
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by:Ray Paseur
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I think you may want this.  The man page for asort refers to the man page for sort for the sort flags.

HTH, ~Ray
<?php 
 
$sorted_array = asort($array, 'SORT_NUMERIC');

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Thanks for the question and the points.
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