How do I sort a MySQL table by two columns?
What I want are articles sorted by highest ratings first, then most recent date. As an example, this would be a sample output (left # is the rating, then the article title, then the article date)
50 | This article rocks | Feb 4, 2009 35 | This article is pretty good | Feb 1, 2009 5 | This Article isn't so hot | Jan 25, 2009
The relevant SQL I'm using is:
ORDER BY article_rating, article_time DESC
I can sort by one or the other, but not both.
Default sorting is ascending, you need to add the keyword DESC to both your orders:
ORDER BY article_rating DESC, article_time DESC
Note : Here article_rating has highest priority because it is in first order by.