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so here is my question: I am currently working on a project, which was previously handled by multple different firms. So the code is kinda messy.

In order to rank a people-search-result I've tried the following:

I created a custom ranking model.

After that I derived from Core Results Webpart and overridden the OnItit()-Method in order to change the DefaultRankingModelID-Property. -> doesn't work..

In The ResultsPage-Module, where my custom ResultsWebPart is instanciated, I changed the "DefaultRankingModelID"-Property right the same way.

After that I've added the "&rm1="-Tag to the search query.

Nothing is working at all. It just ignores whatever I've tried and still sorts the result by "Employee-ID". Strangely I am able to sort the Results. But I need to rank them by proximity, then by name, and so on...

Hope you got the idea... Help would be really appreciated! I smashed my head at the wall like a thousand times!

  • Did you find a solution to this? – Trevor Seward Feb 13 '15 at 19:29
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You need to modify the Query Properties.

This is how to do it for SharePoint 2013.If you are using Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.KeywordQuery you can assign Your rankingmodelid to keywordQuery.RankingModelId

  • Did the above answer worked for you? We are going through same problem – user25448 Apr 28 '14 at 22:50

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