Add ORDER BY to php mySQL query

I need to add "SORT BY description ORDER BY asc" to the following and I'm not sure how to:

$query = "SELECT * FROM codes_" . $type ;

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If 'asc' is one of the fields in the result...
$query = "SELECT * FROM codes_" . $type . " ORDER BY asc" ;

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Ray PaseurCommented:
I think you might want this:

$query = "SELECT * FROM codes_$type ORDER BY description";

ASC is the assumed sort order.  The only other one is DESC.  I am guessing that you have a column named "description" and that contains the ordering field(s) you want to use.

In the future, when you post questions about SQL, it's helpful if you also post the CREATE TABLE statement(s) for the table(s) involved in your question.  We can usually answer faster and with more certainty if we have that information.

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