Sort

By default results are displayed in order of relevance, and if several documents have the same relevance, their display order is determined by their autn:docid (document ID) number. You can modify the order in which result documents are displayed by typing one of the following sorting options:

Off Results are displayed unsorted.
AutnRank Results are displayed in order of the value in their AutnRankType field. The document with the highest AutnRankType field value is listed first.
Cluster If you have added Cluster=true to the action, the Cluster sort option allows you to display results in order of cluster (in decreasing cluster ID order).
Database Results are displayed in order of database number (in increasing order). The database numbers are defined in the IDOL Server configuration file.
Date Results are displayed in order of their date (the date contained in the results' DateType fields). The most recent document is listed first. If several documents have the same date, their display order is determined by their autn:docid (document ID) number (the highest autn:docid is listed first).
Distcartesian

Results are displayed according to their distance from a specified point using Cartesian coordinates (X/Y). The option has the following format:

&sort=Distcartesian{coordX,coordY}:X:Y

where,

  • coordX is the specified x coordinate.

  • coordY is the specified y coordinate.

  • X is the document field containing the X coordinate.

  • Y is the document field containing the Y coordinate.

NOTE:

Two fields must be specified and must be given in the order X:Y. The fields must be of NumericType.

For example:

&sort=Distcartesian{10,11}:X:Y 

In this example, documents are sorted according to their distance from the point (10,11). The “position” of a document in this example is contained in the fields X and Y, respectively.

Distspherical

Results are displayed according to their distance from a specified point using spherical coordinates (latitude/longitude). The option has the following format:

&sort=Distspherical{lat,long}:Latfield:Longfield

where,

  • lat is the specified latitude. Latitude positions south of the equator must be specified as negative.

  • long is the specified longitude. Longitude positions west of the Greenwich Meridian must be specified as negative.

  • Latfield is the document field containing the latitude.

  • Longfield is the document field containing the longitude.

NOTE:

Two fields must be specified and must be given in the order latitude:longitude. The fields must be of NumericType.

For example:

&sort=Distspherical{37.75,-122.4}:Lat:Long

In this example, documents are sorted according to their distance from San Francisco (37.75N,122.4W). The latitude and longitude “position” of a document in this example is contained in the fields Lat and Long, respectively.

DocIDDecreasing Results are displayed in order of their autn:docid (document ID) number. The document with the highest autn:docid is listed first.
DocIDIncreasing Results are displayed in order of their autn:docid (document ID) number. The document with the lowest autn:docid is listed first.
fieldName:sortMethod

Results are sorted according to the value of a specified field.

NOTE:

Documents in which the specified field is empty are not returned.

  • fieldName. Specify the name of the IDOL field whose value you want to determine the order in which the results are displayed.

  • sortMethod. Type the sorting method that you want to apply to the field fieldName. The following sorting methods are available:

  • alphabetical

The display order of results is determined by the string contained in fieldName. Results are displayed in alphabetical order.

NOTE:

HPE Distributed Action Handler can perform the sorting process more quickly if fieldName is a SortType field.

  • decreasing

The display order of results is determined by the number or string contained in fieldName. The result with the highest number or last in alphabetical order is listed first.

NOTE:

For NumericType fields, this method is equivalent to numberdecreasing; for SortType fields, this method is equivalent to reversealphabetical.

  • increasing

The display order of results is determined by the number or string contained in fieldName. The result with the lowest number or first in alphabetical order is listed first.

NOTE:

For NumericType fields, this method is equivalent to numberincreasing; for SortType fields, this method is equivalent to alphabetical.

  • numberdecreasing

The display order of results is determined by the number contained in fieldName. The result with the highest number is listed first.

NOTE:

HPE Distributed Action Handler can perform the sorting process more quickly if fieldName is a NumericType field.

  • numberincreasing

The display order of results is determined by the number contained in fieldName. The result with the lowest number is listed first.

NOTE:

HPE Distributed Action Handler can perform the sorting process more quickly if fieldName is a NumericType field.

  • reversealphabetical

The display order of results is determined by the string contained in fieldName. Results are displayed in reverse alphabetical order.

NOTE:

HPE Distributed Action Handler can perform the sorting process more quickly if fieldName is a SortType field.

Random Results are displayed in random order.
Relevance Results are displayed in order of their relevance (the document with the highest is listed first). If documents have the same relevance, their display order is determined by their autn:docid (document ID) number (the highest autn:docid is listed first).
ReverseDate Results are displayed in order of their date (the date contained in the results' DateType fields). The oldest document is listed first. If several documents have the same date, their display order is determined by their autn:docid (document ID) number (the highest autn:docid is listed first).
ReverseRelevance Results are displayed in order of their relevance (the document with the lowest is listed first). If documents have the same relevance, their display order is determined by their autn:docid (document ID) number (the lowest autn:docid is listed first).

If you want to sort results using several criteria, you can specify these criteria in order of precedence, as follows:

sortOption1+sortOption2+...

where sortOptionN specifies one of the available sorting options.

NOTE:

if you specify Cluster as one of multiple sorting options, it automatically takes precedence over the other sorting options, regardless of its position in the list.

For example:

&Sort=Relevance+DRETITLE:alphabetical+Date

In this example, results order first by Relevance, then alphabetically by DRETITLE, and finally by Date.

Actions: Query
Type: String
Default: Relevance
Example: Sort=Date
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