3.1.4.7.4.4 SortDirection

Namespace: http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query

The SortDirection simple type represents the direction in which the search results MUST be sorted.

 <xs:simpleType name="SortDirection" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
   <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
     <xs:enumeration value="Ascending"/>
     <xs:enumeration value="Descending"/>
     <xs:enumeration value="FQLFormula"/>
   </xs:restriction>
 </xs:simpleType>

The following table specifies the allowable values for the SortDirection simple type.

Value

Meaning

Ascending

The search results MUST be sorted in ascending order of the values of the property specified by Sort.strProperty as specified in section 3.1.4.7.3.6.

Descending

The search results MUST be sorted in descending order of the values of the property specified by Sort.strProperty as specified in section 3.1.4.7.3.6.

FQLFormula

The search results MUST be sorted according to formula specified by Sort.strProperty as specified in section 3.1.4.7.3.6. The formula MUST be a valid formula expression as specified in [MS-FQL2] section 2. If QueryProperties.ResultsProvider (as specified in section 2.2.4.11) is SearchProvider.SharepointSearch, the value MUST be ignored by the protocol server.