sorting cross collection search results
|Reported by:||kjdon||Owned by:||kjdon|
|Priority:||moderate||Milestone:||Possible 2.88 Release|
Currently you only get sorting by rank. Is there anyway we can get sorting in natural order?
Requested by users, here are the emails::
Well here is another sorting question - we have several collections that we want users to cross search. My question is that within the individual collection I was able to "sort" the results alphabetically. But once I select the "cross-collection search" feature, when you do a search in the "all" search mode - the results are not in alpha order. So here lies my problem, is it possible to sort it in alpha order in AND/OR have it group by collection.
i.e. Smith, John - Doe, Jane
Vital Statistics Collection
Smith, John World War I Service Records
Smith, Lance - Doe, Jane Vital Statistics Collection
Smith, Mark Passenger Manifest Collection
Smith, Nancy Passenger Manifest Collection
This is basically what we would like users to see in their search for "Smith".
I have two collections built on Greenstone, both of them have sortmeta configured, so that the results come out in a reverse order, according to the date. Now I want to be able to cross-search from one to the other, but as soon as I check the cross-collection option and relaunch the library, the results don't come out sorted. ¿Can the two options co-exist?