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# question about PHP ordering latest products

I don't understand how concatenating \$list_view_html at the end instead of before get_list_view_html(\$product_id, \$product) reverses the order of the products? Can you help me understand why this works?

If i understand correctly, you can change the order of the results by doing for example "ORDER BY `date` DESC"

Hi Eric,

I believe it works like this. First, to simplify things we are going to call \$list_view_html \$lvh and get_list_view_html(\$product_id,\$product) glvh(). If I'm wrong I hope someone corrects me.

Jeff

```<?php

\$lvh = "";

\$lvh = \$lvh . glvh(101);
// \$lvh now eguals 101

\$lvh = \$lvh . glvh(102);
// \$lvh now equals 101, 102

\$lvh = \$lvh . glvh(103);
// \$lvh now equals 101, 102, 103

\$lvh = \$lvh . glvh(104);
// \$lvh now equals 101, 102, 103, 104

// Now let's switch things around

\$lvh = glvh(101) . \$lvh;
// \$lvh now eguals 101

\$lvh = glvh(102) . \$lvh;
// \$lvh now eguals 102, 101

\$lvh = glvh(103) . \$lvh;
// \$lvh now eguals 103, 102, 101

\$lvh = glvh(104) . \$lvh;
// \$lvh now eguals 104, 103, 102, 101

?>
```