Today I ran into a problem. I need to sort results of a given query by fixed column values.
I have a column named status and which holds the following values 1,2,3,4
When I user normal sort method like
Order By status ASC will return 1,2,3,4
Order By status DESC will return 4,3,2,1
Suppose If I need the result to be sorted in a particular Order 3,2,4,1 then I ran into problem. Both method cannot solve my problem.
Then Googled and I found a thread in MySQL forum where Papalagi Pakeha had the same problem.
For that Johan HÃ¶Ã¶k replied with a solution
Where I can user Order By Field function to get the needed result. So my query will look something like
Order By Field(status,3,2,4,1) which does the magic. I searched the whole MySQL documentation but I am unable to find the proper documentation. Who cares it works for me