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Enabling Sorting by Field in Sharepoint Search

In this article, we will show how to make the field ready for sorting by in SharePoint Search.


Step 1: Navigate to search center of you admin center


This step is different depending on whether your SharePoint environment is Online or On-premise. We will show you both the steps one be one.


Step 1.1: Office 365 search center navigation


  1. Navigate to your SharePoint Online admin center and click on search as shown here:

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2. Next click on “manage search schema”



Step 1.2: SharePoint On-premise search center navigation


  1. Navigate to your central administration > Application Management

  2. Click on “Manage service applications”





  3. Click on your the “Search Service Application”

Click “Search Schema”



Step 2: Navigate to “Managed Properties”


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Step 3: Search for target “Managed Properties”


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Step 4: Click “Edit/Map Property”


For example, you want to sort by Managed Property called RefinableDate01


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Step 5: Ensure following is enabled


Make sure the Sortable is set to Yes - active.




Step 6: Press OK

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