Order jQuery UI Sortable through An Array

I am using jQuery's Sortable UI (http://jqueryui.com/demos/sortable/#option-connectWith) for part of a quiz I am creating that will ask the user to sort list items in the correct order.

I have managed to save a users selection by iterating through my list items and storing the class names for each item as a comma-delimited string.

Is there a way for me to be able to parse an array of values to jQuery Sortable plugin in order to sort my list in order as presented within the array?
R1ND3RAsked:
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Sorry I do not get what you are trying to do, please elaborate
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R1ND3RAuthor Commented:
I basically would like to pass array of values to the jQuery Sortable plugin. The plugin is applied to the following list:

<script>
	$(function() {
		$( "#sortable" ).sortable();
		$( "#sortable" ).disableSelection();
	});
</script>

<ul id="sortable">
	<li class="b">Item 2</li>
	<li class="d">Item 4</li>
	<li class="a">Item 1</li>
	<li class="c">Item 3</li>
</ul>

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As you can see, from the code above, when a user views the page they have to sort the items in correct order. I am using the "class" attribute as values to store to a variable in a comma-delimited string format on button click.

The values a user submits to a variable could be: "b, a, d , c". I have already created this functionality by iterating through all <li> in jQuery and storing them.

All I would like to be able to do is be able to reorder the list items by passing the variable containing  "b, a, d , c" to some function.
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Found a script for you

From the comments of http://stackoverflow.com/a/6764672/295783

http://jsfiddle.net/hDhWc/
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R1ND3RAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help mplungjan. Using your info has actually helped me with another part of my site.

I also managed to find through your StackOverflow like a related post that I found very useful: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2858121/convert-javascript-comma-separated-string-into-an-array
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R1ND3RAuthor Commented:
The reply didn't fully solve my issue. But the link provided me with some good info to look into.
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Great - I am not sure, however how the fiddle did not help you to fully achieve your goal of having the li's sorted initially.
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