What I'm doing is this:
- I get a list of ID values (numeric) from the DB and store it into an array (1, 2, 2, ...)
- I then count the duplicates with
. this outputs (=>1, =>2, ...)
- I then want to reorder the array in a descending order via the count
- I then just use
to get the IDs in a count ordered list.
I once used
for a similar function but in that case the keys were strings ('a'=>2). The problem now is that I'm using numeric keys and multisort re-indexes the keys to 1, 2, 3 because the keys holding the count value are numeric IDs. This of course screws the purpose 'cause I can't identify anything anymore..
Anyway, here's what I'm roughly doing now:
$array = array(3, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3);
// count the IDs =>3, =>1, =>2
$count = array_count_values($array);
// sort and screw up the id's: =>3 =>1 =>2
Something tells me that there's a better way of approaching this?