PHP function to sort array alphabetically or numerically in ascending or descending order.
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PHP function to sort array alphabetically or numerically in ascending or descending order.

In this article we will walk through with example on how the PHP array sort functions works to sort the arrays key and values in alphabetically/numerically or ascending/descending order.

Sort using PHP built-in Sort Functions :

  • sort() – PHP function to sort arrays in ascending order
  • rsort() – PHP function to sort arrays in descending order
  • asort() – PHP function to sort associative arrays in ascending order with reference to value
  • ksort() – PHP function to sort associative arrays in ascending order with reference to key
  • arsort() – PHP function to sort associative arrays in descending order with reference to value
  • krsort() – PHP function to sort associative arrays in descending order with reference to key

PHP function to sort Array in Ascending Order – sort()

The following example sorts the elements of the $fruits array in ascending alphabetical order:

Alphabetical Ordering :

Numerical Ordering :

PHP function to sort Array in Descending Order – rsort()

The following example sorts the elements of the $fruits array in descending alphabetical order:

PHP function to sort Array (Ascending Order), with reference to Value using – asort()

The following example sorts an associative array in ascending order by array value:

PHP function to sort Array (Ascending Order), According to Key – ksort()

The following example sorts an associative array in ascending order, according to the key:

PHP function to sort Array (Descending Order), According to Value – arsort()

The following example sorts an associative array in descending order, according to the value:

PHP function to sort Array (Descending Order), According to Key – krsort()

The following example sorts an associative array in descending order, according to the key:

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