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From vijeshnair <>
Subject Question on Facet field constraints sort order
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:27:04 GMT
It could be a foolish question or concern, but I have no option :-) . We do
have an e-com site where we consuming the feed from the CSE partners and
indexing it in to SOLR for our search. Instead of the traditional
auto-suggest, the predictive search in the header search box recommends the
categories(category facet) for which it found the matching for the given
keyword. With this approach for a search like "apple iphone" will yield more
results for "cell phone accessories" than "Cell phone", hence in the drop
down cell phone accessories will come first then the cell phone. Which is
quiet natural and works as expected as we have the default sorting for facet
constraints as "count". Today my boss "tech director" was asking me to tweak
this order, i.e. business team will prioritize the whole 1300 categories
which is available today in my taxonomy in some order, then my category
facet constraint's order should be based on the order that they are
providing to us. He was telling me in Oracle Endeca it is possible, where he
was showing me to change the order of category etc, mean to say any sort of
customization to change the order etc, so check if SOLR supports. Though my
answer was no to that, he was proposing to handle this in the code other
wise, i.e. change the order in the client side. So the intention of writing
this is to check whether there are any such options available in SOLR or
not. I understand the two types of sorting which is available i.e count and
index, are there some thing beyond? where I can alter this using an external
list or some thing like that. Any help will be appreciated.

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