SortSimilar Element in Microsoft.Search.Query Schema

SharePoint 2010

Last modified: April 16, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

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If set to False, the result is sorted by relevance score (rank).

Default: True

For more information about the Query Web service, see Using the Query Web Service.


The sorting based on similarity is performed on the result side. Only the top 100 results are used as a basis for the sorting. This means that the 100 top-ranked results (by relevancy) are re-sorted based on similarity. The subsequent results are sorted by relevancy.

Schema name: Microsoft.Search.Query

Applies to: QueryServiceQuery() method (Microsoft.Search.Response.Document), QueryServiceQueryEx() method (Dataset)

Optional: Yes