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Sorting is not working correctly in CONTENTdm

  • You set a sort order in a collection and it is not working.
Applies to

In order for the CONTENTdm website to sort a collection by a specific field, there are a few settings that must be in place

  • That field must be set to Yes under the Search column in CONTENTdm Admin Tool > Collections > Fields
  • That field must be selected in the proper sort setting in the  Website Configuration tool > Collection-level settings > Search and Browse > Results > Default Sort (Search Results) or Default Sort (Browse All).

Note: You must reindex the collection after changing these settings for the change to take place.

Additional information

There is more on the Default sort order fields and Field settings.

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