Single/Double digit sorting errors in mysql query
I am working on adding a “Most Viewed Topics” list to my bb-Topic-Views plugin, and I’m getting hung up on one little thing. This is the code I am using to pull the topic ID and # of views from the topicmeta table:
$most_viewed = (array) $bbdb->get_results("SELECT topic_id, meta_value FROM $bbdb->topicmeta WHERE meta_key='views' ORDER BY meta_value DESC");
I then use
array_sliceto shorten the list to the number of posts the user wants to have listed. The only problem is that the results are sorted out of order.
For instance, a post with 5 views would come before a post with 40, because 5 is higher than 4. In other words, any post with a single-digit number of views is sorted above posts with a double-digit number of views.
Has anyone ever had this problem? Any ideas how to fix it?
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