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From Erik Hatcher <e...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: what is the best way to sort by document ids
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 11:15:24 GMT

On 1 Nov 2005, at 06:03, Oren Shir wrote:

> Hi,
>
> My documents contain a field called SORT_ID, which contains an int  
> that
> increases with every document added to the index. I want my results  
> to be
> sorted by it.
>
> Which approach will prove the best performance:
>
> 1) Zero pad SORT_ID field and sort by it as plain text.
> 2) Sort using SortField for an INT.
> 3) Trust that using INDEXORDER will always return the same order as  
> SORT_ID,
> and use that.

#3 - to sort by order indexed, there is no need to have a custom  
incrementing field.  I'd recommend dropping SORT_ID unless you need  
it for some other purpose.

     Erik


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