The asort() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to sort an array according to values. It sorts in a way that relation between indices and values is maintained. By default it sorts in ascending order of values.
bool asort( $array, $sorting_type )
Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:
- $array: This parameter specifies the array which to be sort. It is a mandatory parameter.
- $sorting_type: This is an optional parameter. There are different sorting types which are discussed below:
- SORT_REGULAR: The value of $sorting_type is SORT_REGULAR then items are compare normally.
- SORT_NUMERIC: The value of $sorting_type is SORT_NUMERIC then items are compares numerically.
- SORT_STRING: The value of $sorting_type is SORT_STRING then items are compares as string.
- SORT_LOCALE_STRING: The value of $sorting_type is SORT_STRING then items are compares as string, based on current locale.
Return Value: This function returns True on success or False on failure.
Below programs illustrate the asort() function in PHP.
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[q] = -11 [z] = 1 [s] = 2 [t] = 3 [a] = 11 [b] = 22 [d] = 33 [n] = 44 [o] = 55 [p] = 66 [r] = 77 [u] = 1000