I have created a search results Webpart to display a number of user profiles, but the Web part will only display by rank rather than Ascending (as I have selected in the query properties) . Is there any way to override display by rank?

Here are 3 screen shots with the various properties set to try and display in Selected Property by ascending order. CWSP1 CWSP2 CWSP3

  • Can you include the "sort by" setting in your search result webpart?
    – Mark L
    Sep 7, 2016 at 6:47
  • You can in the query configuration Mark but the webpart only seems to want to display by rank.
    – Razzmos
    Sep 7, 2016 at 6:50
  • Sorry I didn't make it clear. I mean please include the setting or screenshot in the question.
    – Mark L
    Sep 7, 2016 at 7:04
  • Edit results web part. Change to advanced mode and click Sort tab. There you can set managed property for ex. First Name Ascending. P.S. Rank is default
    – Marko Tica
    Sep 7, 2016 at 7:11
  • EVT - I did that and the test query works, but the webpart still seems to only be able sort by Rank. The query webpart properties allows you to deselect display by rank, but when I do that no results are shown.
    – Razzmos
    Sep 7, 2016 at 7:14

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This approach seems to work - http://habaneroconsulting.com/insights/why-are-my-sort-orders-not-working-in-my-sharepoint-2013-search-results-web-part#.V8_OBzj2a70

  • You can do it that way also.
    – Marko Tica
    Sep 7, 2016 at 9:53

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