We would like to share PHP Solution for sorting of multidimensional array with Multiple Keys. As developers, it’s likely that you encountered this situation where you have a list of items in the database that are fetched in a specific order but you want to display them in the front-end sorted by a value of that item.

Input Array :

$mylist = array(
array('ID' => 1, 'title' => 'Boring Meeting', 'event_type' => 'meeting'),
array('ID' => 2, 'title' => 'Find My Stapler', 'event_type' => 'meeting'),
array('ID' => 3, 'title' => 'Mario Party', 'event_type' => 'party'),
array('ID' => 4, 'title' => 'Duct Tape Party', 'event_type' => 'party')
);

Sorting Logic using array_mulitsort :

# get a list of sort columns and their data to pass to array_multisort
$sort = array();
foreach($mylist as $k=>$v) {
$sort['title'][$k] = $v['title'];
$sort['event_type'][$k] = $v['event_type'];
}
# sort by event_type desc and then title asc
array_multisort($sort['event_type'], SORT_DESC, $sort['title'], SORT_ASC,$mylist);

Final Output of $mylist:

array (
  0 => 
  array (
    'ID' => 4,
    'title' => 'Duct Tape Party',
    'event_type' => 'party',
  ),
  1 => 
  array (
    'ID' => 3,
    'title' => 'Mario Party',
    'event_type' => 'party',
  ),
  2 => 
  array (
    'ID' => 1,
    'title' => 'Boring Meeting',
    'event_type' => 'meeting',
  ),
  3 => 
  array (
    'ID' => 2,
    'title' => 'Find My Stapler',
    'event_type' => 'meeting',
  ),
)

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