Sort Record Query Results
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Myles Reck said: When I do a record search, a computer chooses the order of records which are found in the query. I want to be able to reorder or sort the query results, i.e. change the sorted order to birth year, christening year, father's name, mother's name, spouse's name, or residency, etc. I know that this is possible to program into the webpage.
Davis Giles Gardner said: When the query returns are in "relevance order," there is a need to be able to sort on one or more of the fields to help me hone in on the right entry or to determine that the query does NOT contain the information I seek.
COMPLIMENT: I think that FamilySearch already has the best search engines among the popular partners (with Ancestry a close second). Being able to sort the query returns would nicely enhance the value of the site.0
gasmodels said: You can do a sort by exporting the results to another file and then working with that file. I am not an expert but I believe you can export one page at a time. The upper limit for a page is 100 so the maximum for a single export would be 100 but you could do several exports and then combine the files. The resulting file could then be used to complete your desire sort.
I know this is not a real time sort and would require extra work on the users part but if that is essential to your research, I believe you could accomplish you desired goal.0