Problems with sorting of search results

Hey …

maybe someone got a hint for me … I’ve got a
problem with the sorting of search results …
strangely enough, the sorting is fine on my mac
development environment, but not okay on my
linux live system.

I got a field in my index called hierarchy. It
contains long strings like:

Living together > Family > Brother-In-Law
Living together > Family > Marriage > Wife
Language and Communication > Language > Language Family > Finnish

Now i want the results to be sorted by that
hierarchy field, but it seems to be sorted
randomly … i tried both :sort => “hierarchy”
as well as

:sort => SortField.new(:hierarchy, :type => :string)

i get differently sorted results, using the SortField
or the string parameter, but neither are in the
correct order. As i said, the sorting on my local
development machine is fine, it’s sorted the
way i would expect it …

I use ferret 0.11.4 with ruby 1.8.5 on both machines.

anyone got an idea or similar problems?

Ben

On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 11:34:37AM +0200, Benjamin K. wrote:

Living together > Family > Brother-In-Law
Living together > Family > Marriage > Wife
Language and Communication > Language > Language Family > Finnish

are you sure this field is untokenized? Maybe you changed this field
lately to be untokenized and have to rebuild the index on the live
system?

Jens


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On 2007-07-09, at 11:34 AM, Benjamin K. wrote:

maybe someone got a hint for me … I’ve got a
problem with the sorting of search results …
strangely enough, the sorting is fine on my mac
development environment, but not okay on my
linux live system.

Hey …

for some reason, the field_infos were gone (or weren’t
created) on my live index. The ferret-browser is a cool
tool to verify the settings for each field. So if you’re
experiencing sorting problems, double check if your
field is really :untokenized, before posting to a ml :wink:

Ben

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