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From Bill Bell <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (SOLR-2431) Would like to have 2 sorting parameters for Facets - one for order, and one for display
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 05:34:50 GMT
Well you never saw how many that need to be sorted :) It is a pretty big

On 3/17/11 12:20 PM, "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <> wrote:

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>Hoss Man commented on SOLR-2431:
>while this wouldn't be hard, it doesn't really seem like there would be
>any real gain.
>my general rule of thumb is that solr should focus on doing things server
>side that would be more expensive/impractical to do on the client side.
>generating facet constraint counts, and sorting those facet constraints
>are things the client can't do efficiently (without downloading all of
>the docs).  but sorting a fixed list of N items that are all being
>returned to the client is something the client *can* do just as
>efficiently as solr, so we might as well offload the work to them.  (just
>like formatting dates/numbers into a specific timezone/locale, etc...)
>> Would like to have 2 sorting parameters for Facets - one for order, and
>>one for display
>>                 Key: SOLR-2431
>>                 URL:
>>             Project: Solr
>>          Issue Type: New Feature
>>          Components: search
>>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>>            Reporter: Bill Bell
>>            Priority: Minor
>>   Original Estimate: 1h
>>  Remaining Estimate: 1h
>> Since 1.4, facet.sort=index and count exist.
>> I would like to add facet.display=alpha to change the order.
>> Use case:
>> I want to output 10 facet terms from highest to lowest count. i.e.
>> But I want the actual order to be alphabetical. i.e. facet.display=index
>> Otherwise our program needs to get the list, and sort it on the client
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