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In the following code, i am doing 2 different queries:

1 to loop through the group names

1 to loop through which members belong to the current group, and finding out how many using mysql_num_rows...


However, if you look in the TH i want to be able to ORDER BY the group query by how many members are part of that group, but I'm finding this hard because I can only find out the number of members AFTER I pull the group query... Any ideas?


echo "<table><tr><th>Group Name</th><th><a href="?sort=members"># of Members</a></th></tr>";

$group_query = mysql_query("SELECT name, id FROM groups");

while ($group = mysql_fetch_assoc($group_query))

     $member_query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM members AS M, groups AS G WHERE M.group_id = '$group[id]'");

     $member_count = mysql_num_rows($member_query);
     $group_name = $group['name'];

     echo "<tr><td>".$group_name."</td><td>".$member_count."</td></tr>";

echo "</table>";

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You can store the data in an array in php and sort it before displaying.


As for doing it in mysql, you can do this (untested, also I had to guess your column name for G.group_id):


SELECT name, id, count(*) AS member_count FROM groups G JOIN members M ON (G.group_id = M.group_id) GROUP BY name, id ORDER BY count(*) DESC

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