PHP sort

Education is not limited to just classrooms. It can be gained anytime, anywhere... - Ravi Ranjan (M.Tech-NIT)

PHP: sort() function

PHP: Sort an array

The sort() function is used to sort array elements. Elements will be arranged from lowest to highest when this function has completed.

Version

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax

sort(array_name, sorting_type)

Parameters

Name

Description

Required /
Optional

Type

array_name1

Specifies the array.

Required

Array

sorting_type

Sets the sorting behavior.
Possible type :
SORT_REGULAR - Compare items normally.
SORT_NUMERIC - Compare items numerically.
SORT_STRING - Compare items as strings.
SORT_LOCALE_STRING - compare items as strings, based on the current locale.

Optional

Mixed*

*Mixed : Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value

TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Value Type : Boolean.

Pictorial Presentation :

php array sort() function

Example :

  1. $subject = array("Language",  "English", "Math", "History");  

  2. sort($subject);  

  3. foreach ($subject as $key => $val)  

  4. {  

  5. echo "subject[ " . $key . "] = " . $val . "
    ";  

  6. }  

  7. ?>  

Output :

subject[ 0] = English
subject[ 1] = History
subject[ 2] = Language
subject[ 3] = Math

Practice here online :