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
- Navigate to your SharePoint Online admin center and click on search as shown here:
2. Next click on “manage search schema”
Step 1.2: SharePoint On-premise search center navigation
- Navigate to your central administration > Application Management
- Click on “Manage service applications”
Click on your the “Search Service Application”
Click “Search Schema”
Step 2: Navigate to “Managed Properties”
Step 3: Search for target “Managed Properties”
Step 4: Click “Edit/Map Property”
For example, you want to sort by Managed Property called RefinableDate01
Step 5: Ensure following is enabled
Make sure the Sortable is set to Yes - active.