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Set a rank profile as sort option on the Search Results page via the graphical user interface (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: May 5, 2011

You can give end-users additional options for sorting the search results by changing the default sort option rank profile or by enabling additional rank profiles as sort options.

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Change the default sort option rank profile by using the graphical interface

When a user types one or more search words into the search box on the search page (default.aspx) on the Search Center site, the search service returns the results displayed in various Web Parts on the Search Results page (results.aspx). If the search words did not include any keywords or associated synonyms, the order of the search results is based on the rank score calculated by the default rank profile. The label of the default rank profile is displayed in the Sort by pull-down menu. The default Search Results page uses the default rank profile, which is labeled Relevance. Use the following procedure to change the default rank profile via the graphical interface:

  1. On the Search Center site, enter a search word and then click Search.

  2. On the Search Results page, click Site Actions, and then click Edit Page.

  3. In the Search Action Links Web Part click the edit arrow to display the Web Part menu, and then click Edit Web Part.

  4. In the Web Part tool pane, expand Display Properties to display all existing rank profiles.

  5. Select the rank profile that you want to set as default by clicking the Default radio button and selecting the Enabled check box next to it.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Save & Close.

The new default rank profile will now appear in the Sort by menu.

note Note:

The name that you gave the rank profile when you created it, is displayed in the ID column under Display Properties in the Search Action Link Web Part tool pane. You can change the name of the rank profile as displayed in the Sort by pull-down menu on the Search Results page by editing the name in the Label column.

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Enable multiple rank profiles as sort options by using the graphical user interface

You can enable multiple rank profiles as sort options and display them in the Sort by pull-down menu on the Search Results page. This gives the end-user more options for filtering the search result. To enable multiple rank profiles as sort options:

  1. On the Search Center site, enter a search word and then click Search.

  2. On the Search Results page, click Site Actions menu, and then click Edit Page.

  3. From the Search Action Links Web Part click the edit arrow to display the Web Part menu, and then click Edit Web Part.

  4. In the Web Part tool pane, expand Display Properties to display all existing rank profiles.

  5. Select the Enabled check box next to the rank profiles that you want to make available as sort options.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Save & Close.

The enabled rank profiles will now appear in the Sort by menu.

note Note:

The name that you gave the rank profile when you created it is displayed in the ID column under Display Properties in the Search Action Link Web Part tool pane. You can change the name of the rank profile as displayed in the Sort by pull-down menu on the Search Results page by editing the name in the Label column.

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