Fast Search for SharePoint provides four great possibilities to influence the sort order of your resultset that was returned:
- Sort by Managed property
- Sort by Rank
- Sort by Formula
- Sort in Random order
When I was working on my presentaion and demo for the diwug (Dutch Information Worker User Group) last week, to show off on how you can improve your search experience by using custom ranking models, custom sort orders and extending the pipeline, I ran into an issue that I wasn’t aware off. When I used a custom sort formula, I did get the right result set, but not the right result order.