Bug #6056

Sort by Author sorts by firstname rather than lastname

Added by Matt Jones almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

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Related to MetacatUI - Feature #6059: Remove sort by author until appropriate index field is availableClosed


#1 Updated by Matt Jones almost 9 years ago

The current sort 'Author (a-z)' sorts on the origin field, which presents author names as 'First Last', and results in a non-intuitive sort. The 'origin' field is probably best for the display of the author list, but 'authorLastName' is probably better for sorting.

#2 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to ben leinfelder

This is a limitation on the fields that are indexed. An updated cn-index-processor (v1.2.0) library will include a field that is appropriate for lastName sorting.

We can remove the author sort for now until support for this is available in our index (a new Metacat release).

#3 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.1.0 to 1.2.0

#4 Updated by Lauren Walker almost 9 years ago

authorSurNameSort field has been added to metacat in d1_cn_index_processor 1.2.0 and should be ready for sorting as soon as it is populated.

#5 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

In the default, knb, gulfwatch and snap themes now.

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