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How to sort an array values alphabetically in PHP

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Answer: Use the PHP sort() and rsort() function

The PHP sort() and rsort() functions can be used for sorting numeric arrays.

Sorting Numeric Arrays in Ascending Order

You can use the sort() function for sorting the numeric array elements or values alphabetically or numerically in the ascending order.

  • <?php
  • $text = array("Sky", "Cloud", "Birds", "Rainbow", "Moon");
  • $numbers = array(1, 2, 3.5, 5, 8, 10);
  •  
  • // Sorting the array of string
  • sort($text);
  • print_r($text);
  • echo "<br>";
  •  
  • // Sorting the array of numbers
  • sort($numbers);
  • print_r($numbers);
  • ?>

Sorting Numeric Arrays in Descending Order

You can use the rsort() function for sorting the numeric array elements or values alphabetically or numerically in the descending order.

  • <?php
  • $text = array("Sky", "Cloud", "Birds", "Rainbow", "Moon");
  • $numbers = array(1, 2, 3.5, 5, 8, 10);
  •  
  • // Sorting the array of string
  • rsort($text);
  • print_r($text);
  • echo "<br>";
  •  
  • // Sorting the array of numbers
  • rsort($numbers);
  • print_r($numbers);
  • ?>

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