Sorting using jQuery

ajaxsortprod.php


<?php 
include_once("../../../wp-config.php"); 

$movedPr = $_POST['cat_id'];
	$rowCount = 1;
	foreach($_POST['pid'] as $pos => $item)
		
		{
			//$qu = "UPDATE `products` SET `prod_order` = '$rowCount' WHERE `prod_id` = '$item'";
			//was just updating products. Changed to the assoc tables
			$qu = "UPDATE `category_assoc` SET `p_order` = '$rowCount' WHERE `prod_id` = '$item' AND `cat_id` = '$movedPr'";
			
			$wpdb->query($qu);
			
			$rowCount++;
	
	
		}
	

?>
adminfunctiions.js

ajaxpath2 = "../wp-content/plugins/products2/ajaxsortprod.php";

jQuery(document).ready(function(){		
	
	jQuery('.sort').sortable({
    cursor:     'move',
    axis:       'y',
    update: function(e, ui) {
        href = ajaxpath2;
        jQuery(this).sortable("refresh");
        sorted = jQuery(this).sortable("serialize", 'id');
		
        jQuery.ajax({
                type:   'POST',
                url:    href,
                data:   sorted + "&cat_id=" + cat_id,//send the data in a string
//the cat_id is declared on products.class.php
                success: function(msg) {
                        //do something with the sorted data
						alert("Your products have been re-ordered");
						
                }
        });
    }
});

	
	
});