By default search results are returned sorted by relevance.
In the user interface
In MacroView DMF Explorer when a user runs a search a "Query" tab appears. Clicking on it allows the user to rerun the query and sort by date (oldest or newest) or relevance.
A user can also click on the column headings of the search results to re-sort the current window. This means that if you are looking at the first 50 results this re-sorts just that 50. Note that most, not all, column headers can be sorted.
Setting search result order in a search mask
This is done in the mask header by including the SortOrder attribute. For example:
<Mask SortOrder="date (newest)" Scope="All Sites" EnableStemming="True" TrimDuplicates="False" Name="Keyword Search Sort Order">
The "SortOrder" attribute can have the following values:
- "Relevance" - this is also the default if SortOrder attribute is not supplied
- "Date (Newest)" or "write-"
- "Date (Oldest)" or "write+"
Sorting results using Number type fields
<Field Name="Size" DisplayName="Size" Type="Number"/>