# Table Sorting

Hey guys.

I got this table, then I print it on my derma menu, and it prints in a order that doesn’t give any sense…
Any way to sort/fix/print it in the correct order?

[lua]
banlengths = {
[60] = “1 hour”,
[1440] = “1 day”,
[4320] = “3 days”,
[10080] = “1 week”,
[0] = “Permanent”
}

for x, y in pairs(banlengths) do
end
[/lua]

Result when I print it:

[lua]
] lua_run_cl for k,v in pairs(banlengths) do print(k) end
0
1440
4320
60
10080

[/lua]

pairs is not guaranteed to iterate in the same order as the table has been defined in.
Use ipairs of you need sorting.

I’ve tried ipairs, then nothing happened. I just get no return in lua_run or in the script.

How did you do it? Post code.

Or try table.sort

I can’t quite remember the syntax at the moment, but i think it’s something like [LUA]table.sort( your Table, function( a, b ) return a > b end )[/LUA] although you’re going to want to double check that
Itd be better to use ipairs anyway

If you want to use ipairs it has to be a hash table like this:
[lua]
local BAN_LEN_STRINGS = {
{Len = 0, Str = “Permanent”}
{Len = 60, Str = “1 Hour”}
{Len = 1440, Str = “1 Day”}
{Len = 4320, Str = “3 Days”}
{Len = 10080, Str = “1 Week”}
}

print(BAN_LEN_STRINGS[1].Str)
[/lua]

ipairs iterates over sequential entries only, aka there can be no gaps.

The table.sort function didn’t seem to work for me.
I used ipars like this:

[lua]
] lua_run_cl for k,v in ipairs(banlengths) do print(k) end
[/lua]

Tried your code, but the table seems to create errors:
[lua]
[ERROR] addons/ulxqm/lua/autorun/cl_ulxqm.lua:23: ‘}’ expected (to close ‘{’ at line 21) near ‘{’

[/lua]
Line 21 is: {Len = 0, Str = “Permanent”}

[lua]
local BAN_LEN_STRINGS = {
{Len = 0, Str = “Permanent”},
{Len = 60, Str = “1 Hour”},
{Len = 1440, Str = “1 Day”},
{Len = 4320, Str = “3 Days”},
{Len = 10080, Str = “1 Week”}
}
[/lua]

Sorry 5am over here, forgot the “,”

Great! This works
Thanks!