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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: MaxRows and disabling sort
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2011 02:03:18 GMT

: Also I guess default sorting is on Scoring and sorting can only be done once
: it has the scores of all matches so then limiting it to the max rows becomes
: useless. So if there a way to disable sorting? e.g. it returns the rows as
: it finds without any order?
"You can sort by index id using sort=_docid_ asc or sort=_docid_ desc"

if you specify _docid_ asc then solr should return as soon as it finds the 
first N matching results w/o scoring all docs (because no score will be 

if you use any complex features however (faceting or what not) then it 
will still most likely need to scan all docs.


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