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    Search results sorting by Index Column, rather than Primary Sort option selected for index

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: All
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Total Care; Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local

    Question

    NALL index should sort by Title, but is sorting by author instead, and it's including subfield e (relator term) from the 100 and 700 fields in the sort. How can the primary sort for the index be enforced?

    Answer

    When this occurs, it is because the "Show Index Column With Search Results" box is checked for the index in System Administration. When this option is checked, Voyager will display in the Titles Index the indexed result that is found first, and it will also default to sorting by this column. If the indexed result includes relator terms and other subfields, these will be displayed & sorted in the results.

    If sorting by the Index Column is undesirable:
    1. System Administration > Search > Indexes - Composite Definitions > {index} > Edit
    2. Click Search Results tab
    3. Uncheck "Show Index Column With Search Results" check box
    4. Optional: add other Bib Text fields to the Selected column if author or other information is desired for search results display.
    5. Save.

    Changes will take effect when a new Cataloging client session is started.

    Category: Cataloging