Vasyl Yaremchuk

How to order node_load_multiple() function results?

For example we have simple task to load and use some set of nodes of some separate node type.
There is function node_load_multiple().

$nodes = node_load_multiple(array(), array('type' => 'my_content_type'));

But what will be the order of the nodes in array returned?
They will be ordered by NID…

Unfortunately, there is no parameter that managed the order of the results :-(

How we can resolve task if we are going to have results ordered by created time for example?

My answer: node_load_multiple() has the first argument. This is array of nids that have to be loaded.
So we should prepare such array before call node_load_multiple():

$query = new EntityFieldQuery();
$entities = $query->entityCondition('entity_type', 'node')
  ->propertyCondition('type', 'my_content_type')
  ->propertyCondition('status', 1)
  ->propertyOrderBy('created', 'ASC')
$nodes = node_load_multiple(array_keys($entities['node']));

Is it obvious?