(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6)

dbx_sort --  Sort a result from a dbx_query by a custom sort function


bool dbx_sort (dbx_result_object result, string user_compare_function)


This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the name of this function, and anything else documented about this function may change in a future release of PHP without notice. Be warned and use this function at your own risk.

Returns TRUE on success, FALSE on error.

Example 1. dbx_sort() example

function user_re_order ($a, $b) {
    $rv = dbx_compare ($a, $b, "parentid", DBX_CMP_DESC);
    if (!$rv) $rv = dbx_compare ($a, $b, "id");
    return $rv;

$link = dbx_connect ("odbc", "", "db", "username", "password")
    or die ("Could not connect");
$result = dbx_query ($link, "SELECT id, parentid, description FROM tbl ORDER BY id");
echo "resulting data is now ordered by id<br>";
dbx_sort ($result, "user_re_order");
echo "resulting data is now ordered by parentid (descending), then by id<br>";
dbx_close ($link);

See also dbx_compare().